With the recent announcement of The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes, fans and newcomers alike eagerly anticipated any project updates. And today, we have some fascinating news: Hunter Schafer, who shot to stardom with her breakout role in HBO’s Euphoria, has joined the film’s cast.
Expected to debut in November 2023, The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes will be set 64 years before the events of the original trilogy, during the 10th annual Hunger Games.
What Role Will She Play?
It is expected that Hunter Schafer will play the role of Tigris Snow, confidante and cousin to Blyth (Coriolanus Snow), who most Hunger Games fans expect to assume the role of an autocratic ruler in the dystopian society.
The movie revolves around the Snow family, which has seen its fortunes crumble following the war. As the 10th yearly Hunger Games approach, Snow is responsible for mentoring Zegler, a female tribute from District 12.
What Can We Expect From Schafer’s Tigris?
Schafer’s character is expected to be pivotal, with her relationship with Snow being key to the story. As such, fans can expect to see a lot of development from Tigris as the film progresses.
This is not the first time Schafer has been cast in a big-budget franchise film; she also has a role in the upcoming live-action remake of Disney’s Mulan and Euphoria.
Her role in The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes is her most high-profile role to date, and we can’t wait to see what she brings to the table. Hunter Schafer, a rising movie star, may not have featured in many huge roles before, but she has already proven herself if Euphoria is anything to go by. Many are sure that she’ll excel in this role.
The Cast of The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes
In addition to Schafer, the cast of The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes includes:
- Tom Blyth. Blyth plays the role of Coriolanus Snow, the main character in the film. Speculation is rife that he will be the main antagonist, following in the footsteps of his grandfather (played by Donald Sutherland in The Hunger Games). He is a wealthy man who has lost everything and is desperate to regain his former status. Blyth is best known for his roles in the Harry Potter franchise, playing Draco Malfoy, and in the Fantastic Beasts series, playing Newt Scamander.
- Rachel Zegler. Zegler plays the role of Lucy Gray Baird, a tribute from District 12 who is chosen to compete in the Hunger Games. She is described as being “fierce and determined.” Zegler is best known for her role in the film Lady Bird. Fans can expect a lot of development from Zegler’s character as the film progresses.
- Andres Rivera. Rivera plays the role of Sejanus Plinth, a mentor to Snow. He is a man of few words but is said to be ” fiercely loyal” to Snow. He starts as a Hunger Games mentor who befriends Coriolanus Snow in his younger years. Rivera is best known for his role in the television series, The Americans.
- Jason Schwartzman. Cast as Lucretius Lucky Flickerman, the flamboyant host of the Hunger Games relative to Caesar Flickerman. Although his role in the film is unknown, fans can expect to see him in several scenes. Schwartzman is best known for his roles in The Darjeeling Limited and Rushmore films.
The complete cast list is yet to hit the headlines, but Meg Ryan’s son, Jack Quaid, could make a return.
Who is Directing the Movie?
The film is directed by Francis Lawrence, who directed The Hunger Games: Catching Fire and The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2. He is also known for his work on I Am Legend and Constantine.
He will work alongside Suzanne Collins, the executive producer, and screenwriter for the movie. Collins is best known for writing The Hunger Games trilogy, based on which the movie is based. Michael Lesslie is also on board as a scriptwriter. He has worked on several films, including Macbeth and Assassin’s Creed.
Hunger Games fans have much to look forward to with The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes! The film will surely be a hit with an all-star cast and crew. November 2023 can’t come soon enough!