Last month it was announced that the Hunger Games series would be getting a prequel film and now the female lead has been announced. The ballad of songbirds and snakes. Based on the prequel novel to the series. Will star West side story’s Rachel Ziegler. The film will follow future Panam President Coriolanus Snow during the 10th Hunger Games.
Ziegler will be playing the role of lucy gray baird. A tribute from District 12 who’s Snow was assigned to mentor through the game. Francis Lawrence who directed three other films in the franchise and will be directing the prequel.
Had this to say about Ziegler’s casting, Lucy Gray is a perfect match for her as an actress. The character is bold, independent and defiant but also vulnerable, emotional and loving Rachel will make this character unforgettable. The ballad of songbirds and snakes is currently scheduled to hit theaters on November 17, 2023.