Lionsgate debuts announcement teaser for The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds & Snakes

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In 2012 director Gary Ross brought the Suzanne Collins’ # 1 New York Times Bestseller to life and kicked off a massive franchise that earned over $3Billion dollars. The series churned out three sequels that were all hits, but it seemed that it was all said and done. In 2020 Suzanne Collins debuted an all-new prequel novel titled The Ballad of Songbirds & Snakes diving into the past of President Snow and now Lionsgate is bringing it to life with a new feature film of the same name starring Tom Blyth and Rachel Zegler with Hunger Games: Catching Fire and Mockingjay Parts 1 & 2 director Francis Lawrence returning to the franchise to direct once again.

The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds & Snakes follows years before he would become the tyrannical President of Panem where an 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 Gray’s race against time to survive will ultimately reveal who is a songbird, and who is a snake.

While you will have to wait until November 17, 2023 to see the film in theaters you can check out the first teaser for The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds & Snakes here now from Lionsgate.