Jason Schwartzman, best known for The French Dispatch joins Lionsgate’s ‘The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes’.
The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes, the prequel to Lionsgate’s The Hunger Games, is getting bigger by the day. Stars continue to join the film. In this context, Jason Schwartzman, star of Wes Anderson’s The French Dispatch, has joined Lionsgate’s The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes’. Jason will join Josh Andres, Hunter Schafer, Jerome Lance, Ashley Liao, Mackenzie Lansing, Knox Gibson, Aamer Husain, Nick Benson, Laurel Marsden, Lilly Cooper, Hiroki Berrecloth and Luna Steeples in the film, along with Rachel Zegler and Tom Blyth.
The Hunger Games’ original director Francis Lawrence is returning to direct prequel, The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes. Prequel is based on Suzanne Collins’s novel with same name, The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes. Michael Lesslie has wrote the screenplay with Michael Arndt. Suzanne Collins will produce the film along with Nina Jacobson and Brad Simpson. Francis Lawrence and Suzanne Collins are also serving as executive producers with Tim Palen and Jim Miller. Lionsgate’s Meredith Wieck and Scott O’Brien are overseeing the project.
The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes Plot
As per Suzanne Collins novel, Lionsgate’s prequel The Hunger Games: Hunter Schafer Joins The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes is set roughly 60 years before the events in the original book trilogy. It finds 18-year-old Coriolanus Snow ( Tom Blyth) as 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 ( Rachel Zegler), 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.
Jason Schwartzman will play Lucretius “Lucky” Flickerman, the host of the 10th Hunger Games and ancestor to Caesar Flickerman ( Stanley Tucci ), who would become the voice of Panem later.
Jason Schwartzman will next seen in Wes Anderson’s Asteroid City with Tom Hanks and Margot Robbie. Before this, he will next seen in Sony’s ‘Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse’, where he voiced Jonathan Ohnn.
Lionsgate’s prequel The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes is schedule to release in theaters on November 17, 2023.