Lionsgate has released the official trailer for “The Hunger Games: The Ballad Of Songbirds And Snakes,” starring Tom Blyth, Rachel Zegler, Peter Dinklage, Hunter Schafer, Josh Andrés Rivera, Jason Schwartzman & Viola Davis. The film will be released in theaters on November 17th.
Plot Synopsis: Experience the story of THE HUNGER GAMES — 64 years before Katniss Everdeen volunteered as tribute, and decades before Coriolanus Snow became the tyrannical President of Panem. THE HUNGER GAMES: THE BALLAD OF SONGBIRDS & SNAKES follows a young Coriolanus (Tom Blyth) who is the last hope for his failing lineage, the once-proud Snow family that has fallen from grace in a post-war Capitol. With his livelihood threatened, Snow is reluctantly assigned to mentor Lucy Gray Baird (Rachel Zegler), a tribute from the impoverished District 12. But after Lucy Gray’s charm captivates the audience of Panem, Snow sees an opportunity to shift their fates. With everything he has worked for hanging in the balance, Snow unites with Lucy Gray to turn the odds in their favor. Battling his instincts for both good and evil, Snow sets out on a race against time to survive and reveal if he will ultimately become a songbird or a snake.
What do you all think of the trailer?
This trailer was much better than I expected, as the original “Hunger Games” films left a bad taste in my mouth with its final two installments after the first two, which I enjoyed very much. This looks very beautifully shot and thrilling. It’s a very well-constructed trailer in how it presents its story and characters and reminds us why we fell in love with this franchise in the first place. I don’t know if it will convert anyone who isn’t already a fan, but it also looks like it will provide a substantive backstory for Snow while introducing us to a new cast of characters based on Suzanne Collins’ novel. The casting of Jason Schwartzman is particularly inspiring, Peter Dinklage and Viola Davis can give nearly any line of dialogue dramatic heft and I’m always on board to see more of Rachel Zegler, who I think is one of the most talented young actors out there. What do you all think, though? Please let us know your thoughts in the comments section below or our Twitter account.