Hunger Games Prequel: Rachel Zegler plays female lead

Hunger Games Prequel: Rachel Zegler plays female lead
Hunger Games Prequel: Rachel Zegler plays female lead
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The "Hunger Games" prequel "The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes" has found its leading actress: Rachel Zegler, known from Steven Spielberg's "West Side Story".

Before the "Hollywood Reporter" reported that Zegler was cast for the role of Lucy Gray Baird, the actress herself caused speculation. She wrote a cryptic post on Sunday, the initials of which make up the character's name.

She has since confirmed the news with numerous reposts - and posted pictures of her on the phone in a restaurant while getting the acceptance.

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The film is based on Suzanne Collins' 2020 book of the same name, set decades before Katniss Everdeen's adventures in The Hunger Games - so Jennifer Lawrence will not appear in it. Instead, the backstory revolves around Coriolanus Snow, an ambitious boy who eventually becomes the tyrannical leader of the dystopian land of Panem. The young Snow will be played by Tom Blyth, as was recently announced. Snow also becomes Gray's mentor during the "Hunger Games".

"When you read Suzanne's book, Lucy Gray's emotional intelligence, physical agility and fierce, determined singing voice shine through. Rachel embodies all of those skills - she's the perfect match for our Lucy Gray," said Nathan Kahane, president of Lionsgate Motion Picture Group, in a statement. The book adaptation is slated to hit theaters in November 2023.

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