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The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes

PG-13
November 17, 2023
2hr 37min
Status: released

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The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes Movie Details:

Movie NameThe Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes
Based onThe Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes by Suzanne Collins
Country United States
Language English
GenreAction, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Release DateNovember 5, 2023 (Berlin)
November 17, 2023 (United States)
Running Time2hr 37min
Age ratingPG-13
CastTom Blyth
Rachel Zegler
Peter Dinklage
Jason Schwartzman
Hunter Schafer
Josh Andrés Rivera
Viola Davis
Directed by Francis Lawrence
Screenplay byMichael Lesslie
Michael Arndt
Produced byNina Jacobson
Brad Simpson
Francis Lawrence
Cinematography by Jo Willems
Edited by Mark Yoshikawa
Music byJames Newton Howard
Production CompanyColor Force
Good Universe
Lionsgate Films
Distributor Lionsgate Films

The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes Movie Cast & Characters:

  • Tom Blyth as Coriolanus “Coryo” Snow: A mentor for the upcoming 10th Hunger Games and future President of Panem.
    • Dexter Sol Ansell as young Coriolanus
  • Rachel Zegler as Lucy Gray Baird: The female tribute from District 12 who forms a connection with Coriolanus, and a member of the Covey, a travelling musician group.
  • Josh Andrés Rivera as Sejanus Plinth: A classmate and friend of Snow, and the mentor to a tribute from District 2. He is from District 2 but now lives in the Capitol.
  • Viola Davis as Dr. Volumnia Gaul: The head gamemaker of the 10th Hunger Games and the person who first implemented them.
  • Peter Dinklage as Casca Highbottom: Dean of the academy and intellectual author of the Hunger Games.
  • Jason Schwartzman as Lucretius “Lucky” Flickerman: The first television host for the 10th Hunger Games.
  • Hunter Schafer as Tigris Snow: Coriolanus’s older cousin and confidante, who advises him in everything. She would go on to become a stylist in the Games and an ally to Katniss Everdeen and the resistance against Panem.
  • Rosa Gotzler as young Tigris
  • Fionnula Flanagan as Grandma’am: Coriolanus and Tigris’s grandmother.
  • Burn Gorman as Commander Hoff: The leader of the Peacekeepers in District 12.
  • Ashley Liao as Clemensia Dovecote: A classmate and friend of Snow, and a mentor to a tribute from District 11.
  • Max Raphael as Festus Creed: A classmate of Snow, and mentor to a tribute from District 4.
  • Zoe Renee as Lysistrata Vickers: A classmate of Snow, and mentor of the other District 12 tribute, Jessup.
  • Aamer Husain as Felix Ravinstill: A classmate of Snow, and mentor to a tribute from District 11.
  • Lilly Cooper as Arachne Crane: A classmate of Snow, and a mentor to a tribute from District 10.
  • Nick Benson as Jessup: The male tribute from District 12 alongside Lucy Gray.
  • Sofia Sanchez as Wovey: The young female tribute from District 8.
  • Dakota Shapiro as Billy Taupe: Lucy Gray’s former love interest, and a former member of the Covey.
  • Isobel Jesper Jones as Mayfair Lipp: The daughter of District 12’s mayor, a rival of Lucy Gray, and Billy Taupe’s new girlfriend.
  • George Somner as Spruce: A rebel citizen from District 12

Storyline:

THE HUNGER GAMES: THE BALLAD OF SONGBIRDS & SNAKES follows a young Coriolanus (Tom Blyth) who is the last hope for his failing lineage, the once-proud Snow family that has fallen from grace in a post-war Capitol. With his livelihood threatened, Snow is reluctantly assigned to mentor Lucy Gray Baird (Rachel Zegler), a tribute from the impoverished District 12. But after Lucy Gray’s charm captivates the audience of Panem, Snow sees an opportunity to shift their fates. With everything he has worked for hanging in the balance, Snow unites with Lucy Gray to turn the odds in their favor. Battling his instincts for both good and evil, Snow sets out on a race against time to survive and reveal if he will ultimately become a songbird or a snake.—Lionsgate

The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes Movie Box Office Collection & Budget:

Budget$100 million[2]
Box office
$337.9 million
Opening Day$19.1 million
Domestic Collection$166,319,352
International Collection$170,695,288
Worldwide Collection$337,933,405

About The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes Movie:

The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds & Snakes is an American dystopian action film directed by Francis Lawrence from a screenplay by Michael Lesslie and Michael Arndt. Based on the 2020 novel The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes by Suzanne Collins, it serves as a prequel to The Hunger Games (2012), and is the fifth installment in The Hunger Games film series.

The film stars Tom Blyth, Rachel Zegler, Peter Dinklage, Jason Schwartzman, Hunter Schafer, Josh Andrés Rivera, and Viola Davis.

Filming began in Wrocław, Poland, on July 11, 2022, and ended in Berlin, Germany, on November 5, 2022. Filming locations included the Monument to the Battle of the Nations in Leipzig, the Strausberger Platz and the Olympic Stadium in Berlin and the Centennial Hall in Wrocław.

Some scenes in the film were also shot in the “Landschaftspark Duisburg-Nord” in Duisburg in North Rhine-Westphalia, and areas around Wałbrzych (Poland), including Boguszów-Gorce; a fragment of the trail leading to Chełmiec Mountain, and the lake in Grzędy.

On October 30, 2023, the film was given an interim agreement so that actors could promote it during the 2023 SAG-AFTRA strike, since Lionsgate is not part of the AMPTP.

The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds & Snakes had its European premiere in Berlin, Germany on November 5, 2023, its world premiere at the BFI IMAX in London on November 9, 2023, and was released on November 16, in Europe and November 17, 2023, by Lionsgate Films.

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