Whereas the story of Katniss Everdeen resulted in 2015 with The Starvation Video games: Mockingjay — Half 2, the Starvation Video games franchise isn’t carried out offering cinematic leisure. A movie adaptation of the 2020 e book The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes, which takes place a long time earlier than the primary Starvation Video games saga, is on the way in which. This story focuses on Coriolanus Snow, the eventual president of Panem, in his youthful years, and as we speak it’s been revealed who will play Snow within the Starvation Video games prequel.
Tom Blyth, who stars in Epix’s Western collection Billy the Child because the title character, has been tapped to play younger Coriolanus Snow in The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes. Blyth follows within the footsteps of Donald Sutherland, who performed Snow within the Starvation Video games movie collection based mostly off the unique literary trilogy by Suzanne Colins, who additionally penned the prequel e book. Francis Lawrence, who helmed all however the first of the Starvation Video games motion pictures, is sitting again within the director’s chair for The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes, and right here’s what he advised Individuals about Blyth’s casting:
Producer Nina Jacobson added that Tom Blyth’s efficiency as The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes’ most important protagonist “will each fulfill and disrupt the whole lot you suppose you already know about Coriolanus Snow,” whereas Erin Western, Lionsgate’s president of manufacturing, described the actor as “an explosive rising expertise whose mesmerizing and charismatic presence” made him “excellent” for the lead function. Blyth is the primary actor to be forged within the Starvation Video games prequel, and his different credit embrace Benediction and The Gilded Age.
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