Apr 27, 2023

‘The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes’ Debuts Full Trailer at CinemaCon

The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes is coming, now, the full trailer has finally given us a peek back into the world of Panem.

Rachel Zegler as Lucy Gray Baird and Tom Blyth as Coriolanus Snow in The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes. Photo Credit: Murray Close

The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Song Birds and Snakes is the latest franchise installment based on Suzanne Collins’ prequel novel, a New York Times best-seller. The film stars Tom Blyth, Rachel Zegler, Peter Dinklage, Hunter Schafer, Josh Andrés Rivera, Jason Schwartzman and Viola Davis, for director Francis Lawrence.

The prequel’s logline from Lionsgate reads: “Years before he would become the tyrannical President of Panem, 18-year-old Coriolanus Snow (Blyth) is the last hope for his fading lineage, a once-proud family that has fallen from grace in a post-war Capitol. With the 10th annual Hunger Games fast approaching, the young Snow is alarmed when he is assigned to mentor Lucy Gray Baird (Zegler), the girl tribute from impoverished District 12. But, after Lucy Gray commands all of Panem’s attention by defiantly singing during the reaping ceremony, Snow thinks he might be able to turn the odds in their favor. Uniting their instincts for showmanship and newfound political savvy, Snow and Lucy’s race against time to survive will ultimately reveal who is a songbird and a snake.”

“Fans want to know and see the origins of this story,” said Lionsgate’s Adam Fogelson, vice chair motion picture group at CinemaCon, likening the project to prequels such as Wicked or Star Wars: The Phantom Menace.

The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes will hit theaters Nov. 17, 2023.