NEW YORK — Fresh off her breakthrough job in Steven Spielberg’s “West Aspect Tale,” Rachel Zegler will star in Lionsgate’s prepared “Hunger Games” prequel.
The studio announced Tuesday that Zegler will play Lucy Grey Baird in “The Hunger Game titles: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes,” an extension of the “Hunger Games” saga that takes position decades before the adventures of Jennifer Lawrence’s Katniss Everdeen. Katniss played in the 74th Starvation Game titles Baird will be a aspect of the 10th Hunger Online games.
Suzanne Collins, whose guides had been tailored into the $3 billion blockbuster franchise, in 2020 published a prequel novel upon which “The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes” is centered. In the movie, Lucy Gray Baird, a tribute from the impoverished District 12, sings in a pivotal moment during the reaping ceremony. Zegler stars opposite Tom Blyth, who performs the 18-yr-old Coriolanus Snow.
“Our casting staff, Deb Zane and Dylan Jury, spearheaded an exhaustive look for, examining hundreds of actors in look for of our best Lucy Grey. That search finished when Rachel Zegler blew the roof off with her depth and breadth of talent as an actor, singer, and performer,” said producer Nina Jacobson in a assertion. “Rachel is totally powerful just like Lucy Grey, her voice and charisma command the stage even though her internal toughness and humanity completely transform individuals close to her.”
Lionsgate is to release the motion picture in theaters Nov. 17, 2023.
This story corrects the title of author Suzanne Collins.