Lionsgate is beginning its engines for The Hunger Games: The Ballad Of Songbirds And Snakes, the extremely anticipated Hunger Games prequel coming November 17, 2023.

Though first launched at CinemaCon greater than a month in the past, the studio has formally launched the teaser on YouTube to stoke the flames of followers worldwide.

Collins’ Songbirds and Snakes, the prequel to the Hunger Games trilogy revealed in 2020, finds 18-year-old Coriolanus Snow because the final hope for his fading lineage, a once-proud household that has fallen from grace in a post-war Capitol. With the tenth annual Hunger Games quick approaching, the younger Snow is alarmed when he’s assigned to mentor Lucy Gray Baird, the lady tribute from impoverished District 12. But, after Lucy Gray instructions all of Panem’s consideration by defiantly singing throughout the reaping ceremony, Snow thinks he would possibly have the ability to flip the chances of their favor. Uniting their instincts for showmanship and newfound political savvy, Snow and Lucy’s race in opposition to time to outlive will finally reveal who’s a songbird, and who’s a snake.

Lionsgate mentioned throughout CinemaCon 2022 that it has set a November 17, 2023 launch for the prequel, the identical pre-Thanksgiving hall the place Hunger Games sequels Catching Fire, Mockingjay Part One and Mockingjay Part Two opened. The sequels have been directed by Francis Lawrence, who returns to helm the brand new pic. The newest draft of the screenplay is by Michael Lesslie (Macbeth, Assassin’s Creed).

Deadline has beforehand introduced the casting of Tom Blyth to play Coriolanus Snow and Rachel Zegler for the role of Lucy Gray Baird within the prequel.

Watch the teaser within the video above.

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