THE HUNGER GAMES: THE BALLAD OF SONGBIRDS AND SNAKES Taps Tom Blyth To Play Young Coriolanus Snow

Lionsgate is forging ahead with its The Hunger Games prequel, The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes, and the studio has now tapped Tom Blyth to play a younger version of Donald Sutherland's Coriolanus Snow.

THR (via SFFGazette.com) reveals that Tom Blyth (Billy the Kid) has landed the lead role in Lionsgate's upcoming The Hunger Games prequel, The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes.

Donald Sutherland played the character in the four big screen adaptations of Suzanne Collins' hit novels. That franchise ultimately grossed over $3 billion by the time it wrapped up in 2014, so the studio has understandably been looking for ways to continue the story ever since. A prequel tale about the young Coriolanus Snow is an interesting way to expand this world, and the book was well-received.

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 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 who is a snake.

"Coriolanus Snow is many things - a survivor, a loyal friend, a cutthroat, a kid quick to fall in love, and a young man ambitious to his core," says director Lawrence. "Tom’s take on the character showed us all the complex ambiguities of this young man as he transforms into the tyrant he would become."

This looks set to be a breakout role for Blyth and could put him on the map the same way The Hunger Games did for Jennifer Lawrence once upon a time. Pre-production started shortly after the novel was released in 2020, and Lionsgate is wasting no time is getting cameras rolling on the project ahead of a previously announced release date of November 17, 2023.

Keep checking SFFGazette.com for the latest updates on The Hunger Games franchise!

THE PRINCESS Interview: Director Le-Van Kiet On THE MATRIX Inspiration, Joey King, Marvel, & More (Exclusive)
Related:

THE PRINCESS Interview: Director Le-Van Kiet On THE MATRIX Inspiration, Joey King, Marvel, & More (Exclusive)

THE PRINCESS Interview: Joey King Talks Kicking Ass In A Dress, Becoming A Disney Princess, And More
Recommended For You:

THE PRINCESS Interview: Joey King Talks Kicking Ass In A Dress, Becoming A "Disney Princess," And More

DISCLAIMER: This post was submitted by a user who has agreed to our Terms of Service and Community Guidelines. As a user-generated content platform, Comic Book Movie and Best Little Sites LLC is protected under the DMCA... [MORE]
Related
THE PRINCESS Interview: Director Le-Van Kiet On THE MATRIX Inspiration, Joey King, Marvel, & More (Exclusive)
The Princess director Le-Van Kiet opens up on his approach to telling this story ahead of its release on Hulu on Friday, breaking down his approach to action and sharing some unexpected influences...
THE PRINCESS Interview: Joey King Talks Kicking Ass In A Dress, Becoming A Disney Princess, And More
The Princess star Joey King talks to us about her lead role in Hulu's action-packed new fantasy movie, breaking down the challenges of kicking ass in a dress and her unofficial "Disney Princess" status.
HOUSE OF THE DRAGON Poster Finds Rhaenyra Targaryen Ready To Reign Fire; First Merch Revealed
HBO has released a new poster for upcoming Game of Thrones prequel series, House of the Dragon, and it finds Emma D’Arcy' Princess Rhaenyra Targaryen preparing to reign fire over Westeros.
Maisie Williams Thought GAME OF THRONES Season 8 Sex Scene Was A Prank... Because She Assumed Arya Was Queer
Game of Thrones star Maisie Williams has revealed that she initially believed Arya & Gendry's infamous season 8 sex scene was a prank by the showrunners because she'd always assumed her character was gay.
BRAHMĀSTRA Official Trailer Launches The Astraverse & Teases An Epic VFX Spectacle Rooted In Hindu Mythology
Gear up for Brahmāstra Part One: Shiva and the Astraverse, Bollywood's first epic cinematic universe, which draws inspiration from deeply rooted concepts and tales from Hindu mythology.

The Best Little Sites Network (BLS)

Action Movie and TV News - AnimeMojo.com
Anime News, Trailers & More - AnimeMojo.com
Superhero News, Videos, Rumors & More - ComicBookMovie.com
Horror News - FearHQ.com
Video Game News, Reviews, Trailers & More - GameFragger.com
Sci-Fi and Fantasy News, Videos, Rumors & More - SFFGazette.com
Cartoon and Animated Film News, Videos, Rumors & More - Toonado.com
Professional Wrestling News, Videos, Rumors & More - TheRingReport.com