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    Rachel Zegler To Play Lucy Gray Baird In ‘Hunger Games’ Prequel ‘The Ballad Of Songbirds and Snakes’

    Rachel Zegler, who found fame after starring in Steven Spielberg’s ‘West Side Story‘, will be seen next in ‘The Hunger Games’ prequel titled ‘The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes’. She will play the role of Lucy Gray Baird in the upcoming film.

    Lionsgate will release the film in theaters on November 17, 2023. Francis Lawrence, who directed three of the four Hunger Games movies – ‘Catching Fire‘, ‘Mockingjay Part One‘, and ;Mockingjay Part Two‘ – will direct the prequel.

    Rachel Zegler To Star In ‘Hunger Games’ Prequel

    Rachel Zegler
    Rachel Zegler

    The new movie – ‘The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes’ is based on Suzanne Collins’s novel, whose book series has been adapted into the popular blockbuster franchise, ‘The Hunger Games‘.

    Rachel Zegler will play the character of Lucy Gray Baird, who is a tribute from the impoverished District 12. The actress is paired with Tom Blyth, who plays Coriolanus Snow. About Rachel’s casting producer Nina Jacobson shared in a statement, “Rachel is utterly compelling; just like Lucy Gray, her voice and charisma command the stage while her inner strength and humanity transform those around her.

    The film takes place decades before Katniss Everdeen’s (Jennifer Lawrence) arrival in the 74th Hunger Games.

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    About ‘The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes’

    Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes
    Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes

    The prequel’s official description reads, “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.”

    It further adds, “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.

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    Rishita Roy Chowdhury
    Rishita Roy Chowdhury
    Rishita Roy Chowdhury is the Chief Editor at First Curiosity. She has always been fascinated with the power of words and the need to follow goings on of the world. She likes to spend most of her time contemplating her existence, and escaping reality by reading, writing, and watching movies and shows. So, she made a career out of it in 2017 when she joined ScoopWhoop and extensively wrote about pop culture. To gain more experience of hardcore news, she moved on to the print arena with The Sunday Guardian newspaper where she interviewed celebrities, musicians, sportsmen, authors, chefs, and more. Her love of all things art and culture also led her to review books, movies, series, and restaurants. She tested and expanded her skills by dabbling in the digital space with India Today’s entertainment team. There, she wrote thousands of articles on the world of glitz and glamour. Now, at First Curiosity, she constantly searches and writes stories that resonate with readers and spark their interest. She also manages a team of dedicated writers who share her vision to remain sane in a crazy world with doses of entertainment.

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