Hunter Schafer will be joining the cast of the highly anticipated prequel to The Hunger Games series, The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes. Schafer will be playing Tigris Snow, the cousin of Coriolanus Snow, played by Tom Blyth. Schafer will be joining Blyth, Rachel Zegler, Jerome Lance, Knox Gibson, Mackenzie Lansing, Ashley Liao, and Aamer Husain.
Francis Lawrence will direct The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes. Michael Arndt will write the script, while Nina Jacobson and Suzanne Collins are locked in as producers. Collins, Tim Palen, and Jim Miller are tied to the film as executive producers. The film will hit theaters on November 17, 2023.
Years before he would become the tyrannical President of Panem, 18-year-old Coriolanus Snow (Tom Blyth) is the last hope for his fading lineage, a once-proud family that has fallen from grace in a post-war Capitol. With the 10th annual Hunger Games fast approaching, the young Snow is alarmed when he is assigned to mentor Lucy Gray Baird (Rachel Zegler), the girl tribute from impoverished District 12. But, after Lucy Gray commands all of Panem’s attention by defiantly singing during the reaping ceremony, Snow thinks he might be able to turn the odds in their favor. Uniting their instincts for showmanship and newfound political savvy, Snow and Lucy Gray’s race against time to survive will ultimately reveal who is a songbird, and who is a snake.