‘The Hunger Games’ Prequel Cast Guide: Meet the ‘Songbirds and Snakes’ Characters and the Actors Playing Them
16.11.2023 - 23:35
Zack Sharf Digital News Director Welcome back to Panem! “The Hunger Games” franchise is officially revived with the release of “The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes,” a prequel film set many years before the rise of Katniss Everdeen. Based on the Suzanne Collins novel of the same name, the prequel centers on a young Coriolanus Snow as his experience mentoring District 12 tribute Lucy Gray Baird in the 10th Hunger Games shapes him into the villain fans of the franchise know well.
The original “Hunger Games” movies – “The Hunger Games” (2012), “Catching Fire” (2013), “Mockingjay – Part 1” (2014) and “Mockingjay – Part 2” (2015) – made global stars out of its cast, most notably Jennifer Lawrence. She was joined by the likes of Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Woody Harrelson, Elizabeth Banks, Lenny Kravitz, Stanley Tucci and Donald Sutherland.
Similar to that ensemble, the prequel cast includes a mix of heavyweight actors such as Viola Davis and Peter Dinklage, rising stars like Rachel Zegler and Hunter Schafer and newcomers set to break big like Tom Blyth and Josh Andrés Rivera. With “The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes” set to conquer the box office this holiday movie season, check out a rundown of the cast and the main characters below.
“Hunger Games” fans know Coriolanus Snow as the viscous and diabolical president of Panem (played by Donald Sutherland in the original four movies), but in “The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes,” he is a young man being slowly corrupted by government forces. A war has left his family in financial ruin, which makes the prospect of winning the 10th Hunger Games enticing.
He becomes a mentor to Lucy Gray Baird and their relationship complicates his plan. Snow in “The Ballad of
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