Euphoria star Hunter Schafer has joined the solid of Lionsgate’s The Hunger Video video games prequel movie The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes.
The movie is being tailor-made from Suzanne Collins’ 2020 e book of the similar establish, which takes place a very long time sooner than Katniss Everdeen’s — carried out by Jennifer Lawrence throughout the movie tetralogy — adventures in The Hunger Video video games.
Schafer joins Tom Blyth, and West Side Story stars Rachel Zegler and Josh Andrés Rivera throughout the prequel.
On Tuesday, Nick Benson, Laurel Marsden, Lilly Cooper, Luna Steeples and Hiroki Berrecloth had been reportedly added to the solid.
The story of The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes revolves spherical Coriolanus Snow, an formidable boy who in the end turns into the tyrannical chief of the dystopian nation of Panem.
Blyth will play the youthful Snow, whereas Zegler is taking on the perform of Lucy Gray Baird, the girl tribute from impoverished District 12. Rivera performs Snow’s shut good pal Sejanus Plinth.
Schafer will play Tigris Snow, Coriolanus’s cousin and confidante, who advises him in the whole thing — from his perform as mentor to the core of his moral compass.
The most recent draft of the screenplay is by Michael Lesslie, who builds on the work of writers Suzanne Collins and Michael Arndt.
The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes may be produced by Nina Jacobson and her producing companion Brad Simpson, along with Francis Lawrence. Suzanne Collins, Tim Palen, and Jim Miller will perform authorities producers.
Schafer made her performing debut portraying Jules throughout the HBO critically acclaimed sequence Euphoria. She is at current engaged on the film Cuckoo by director Tilman Singer.
The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes is able to open on November 17, 2023, in cinemas worldwide.