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‘Hunger Games’ prequel casting: Meet who will play mentors and tributes

Panem, tribute to you! Lionsgate released updated information Tuesday about the ensemble cast completing next year’s Behind the Worlds hunger games prequel, ballad of songbirds and snakes, The new film tells the origin story of the franchise’s dystopian president and ringleader, Coriolanus Snow, played by Tom Blyth.

Jerome will play Lance Marcus, a homage to the dystopian World’s District 2.

Jerome Lance
Michael Shelfard, Courtesy Lionsgate

Mackenzie Lansing will play Coral, a tribute from District 4.

Mackenzie Lansing
Jessica Osber, Courtesy Lionsgate

Knox will play Gibson Bobbin, a tribute from District 8.

Knox Gibson
Dejan Arasowski, Courtesy Lionsgate

Aamer Hussain will play the role of Ravinstil, a custodian of tribute from District 11.

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Curtis and Court Photography, Courtesy Lionsgate

Ashley will play the role of Clementia Dovecote, a close friend of Liao Coriolanus and mentor for a Tribute to District 11.

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Paul Smith, Courtesy Lionsgate

As previously announced, Rachel Ziegler will play Lucy Gray Baird, the poor District 12 tribute assigned to the Guardians of Coriolanus. Lucy is an orphan and a singer, who impresses her mentor and, ultimately, Panem’s audience with her impressive voice – before proving in games that she is smarter than she is.

In a press release regarding Blyth’s casting, the studio described protagonist Coriolanus as: “18-year-old Coriolanus Snow is the last hope for his fading descendant, a once proud family that fell from grace in the post-war Capitol. With the 10th Annual Hunger Games fast approaching, young Snow is concerned when she is assigned to Lucy Gray Baird, a tribute to the girl from impoverished District 12. But, after Lucy Gray the ceremony is all Panem’s attention away. By singing defensively during, Snow thinks he might be able to turn the odds in his favor. With his penchant for appearances and new political savvy, Snow and Lucy’s race against time to survive ultimately ends. Will reveal who is a songwriter, and who is a snake.”

ballad of songbirds and snakes Director Francis Lawrence also noted in a previous statement, “Coriolanus Snow is many things – a survivor, a faithful friend, a strangler, a child falling in love, and a youth who is ambitious for his core on the character. The role of Tom showed we see all the complex ambiguities of this young man as he transforms into the tyrant he will become.”

The film will release on November 17, 2023. May the odds always be in its favor.

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