Vanity fair has released the first official image of the Hunger Games prequel based on Suzanne Collins ‘ Ballad of the Nightingale and the Snake , arriving in our cinemas next November.
In the photo we can see Rachel Zegler , star of West Side Story and Disney ‘s live-action version of Snow White , in the role of Lucy Gray Baird . With her Tom Blyth , seen in Billy the Kid and The Gilded Age , in the role of the young Coriolanus Snow , previously played by Donald Sutherland .
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The plot of the movie
Years before becoming the tyrannical president of Panem, 18-year-old Coriolanus Snow is the last hope for the good name of his declining house: a proud family that fell from grace in the post-war Capitol City. As the 10th edition of the Hunger Games approaches, young Snow fears for his reputation as mentor to Lucy Gray Baird, the tribute girl from the miserable District 12.
But when Lucy Gray magnetizes the entire nation of Panem singing with an air of defying the harvest ceremony, Snow realizes he could turn the tide in his favor. Combining their instincts for showmanship and political cunning, Snow and Lucy will aim for survival by starting a race against time that will decide who is the nightingale and who is the snake.
The cast also includes Hunter Schafer , known for the role of Jules in the acclaimed series Euphoria , who will play Tigris Snow, cousin and companion of Coriolanus Snow . Peter Dinklage plays Casca Highbottom . With them also:
- Jerome Lance , cast as Marcus, District 2 tribute
- Ashley Liao , chosen for the role of Clemensia Dovecote, one of the closest friends of di Coriolanus and mentor of a District 11 tribute
- Knox Gibson , cast as Bobbin, a District 8 tribute
- Mackenzie Lansing , chosen for the role of Coral, a tribute to District 4
- Aamer Husain , cast as Felix Ravinstill, mentor of a District 11 tribute
Saga director Francis Lawrence will return to direct the prequel.