France Lawrence’s Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes reveals some additional cast for the 2023 film. Variety reported that Jerome Lance, Knox Gibson, Mackenzie Lansing, Ashley Liao, and Aamer Husain will be joining Tom Blyth and Rachel Zegler in the movie.
Lance is locked in to play Marcus, the tribute from District 2, Gibson will play Bobbin, tribute from District 8; Lansing will play Coral, tribute from District 4, Liao will play Clemensia Dovecote, one of Coriolanus’s closest friends and mentor to a tribute from District 11 and Aamer Husain will play Felix Ravinstill, the mentor to a tribute from District 11.
Francis Lawrence will direct the film. Michael Arndt and Michael Lesslie will write the film and which will be produced by Nina Jacobson, Brad Simpson, and Francis Lawrence. The film will release on November 17, 2023.
Return to The Hunger Games, the landmark film franchise that has earned over $3 billion globally, with Lionsgate’s adaptation of Suzanne Collins’ #1 New York Times Bestseller The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes. 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.