According to the film “Years before he would become the tyrannical President of Panem, 18-year-old Coriolanus Snow 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, the female 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 Gray’s race against time to survive will ultimately reveal who is a songbird and who is a snake.”
Directed by Francis Lawrence, with a screenplay by Michael Lesslie and Michael Arndt, the film is based on Suzanne Collins’ 2020 novel ‘The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes.’ It’s a prequel to ‘The Hunger Games’ (2012) and is the fifth installment in the film series.
The cast includes Tom Blyth as Coriolanus “Coryo” Snow, Rachel Zegler as Lucy Gray Baird, Peter Dinklage as Casca “Cas” Highbottom, Hunter Schafer as Tigris Snow, Josh Andrés Rivera as Sejanus Plinth, Jason Schwartzman as Lucretius “Lucky” Flickerman, Viola Davis as Dr. Volumnia Gaul, Fionnula Flanagan as Grandma’am, Burn Gorman as Commander Hoff, Ashley Liao as Clemensia Dovecote, Max Raphael as Festus Creed, Zoe Renée as Lysistrata Vickers, Nick Benson as Jessup, Isobel Jesper Jones as Mayfair Lipp, and George Somner as Spruce.