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The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes Trailer

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The first official trailer for “The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes” has been released by Lionsgate. The prequel movie is based on the New York Times best-selling novel by Suzanne Collins and promises to showcase the origins of the story that fans have been clamoring for. The film features an all-star cast, including Tom Blyth, Rachel Zegler, Peter Dinklage, Hunter Schafer, Josh AndrĂ©s Rivera, Jason Schwartzman, and Viola Davis, under the direction of Francis Lawrence.

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The prequel’s logline reveals the backstory of the tyrannical President of Panem, Coriolanus Snow (Blyth), and how he became the last hope for his fading lineage. As the 10th annual Hunger Games approaches, Snow is tasked with mentoring Lucy Gray Baird (Zegler), the girl tribute from impoverished District 12. Together, they use their showmanship and newfound political savvy to survive the brutal Hunger Games, revealing who is a songbird and a snake.

Nina Jacobson and Brad Simpson, alongside Lawrence, produced the prequel, while Michael Arndt and Michael Lesslie adapted Collins’ novel. Collins, Jim Miller, Tim Palen, and Mika Saito served as executive producers.

“The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes” is set to hit theaters on November 17, 2023.

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