Hunter Schafer.
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The Starvation Video games prequel continues to attract right this moment’s most enjoyable younger actors into the sector. Lionsgate introduced that Euphoria’s Hunter Schafer has formally joined the forged of the upcoming dystopian flick, The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes. Schafer will be part of the collection as Tigris Snow, the mentee and older cousin of Coriolanus Snow.

Different casting bulletins arrived in a far much less easy method. In a Taylor Swift–impressed transfer, West Aspect Story and Snow White’s Rachel Zegler posted a cryptic tweet (tweet!) on Could 30 the place the primary letter of every phrase spelled out “Lucy Gray Baird,” the protagonist within the Starvation Video games prequel. The next day, Deadline confirmed that Zegler had been formally forged to hitch the collection as Baird, a tribute from District 12. Starring in one other beloved franchise the place you possibly can showcase your insane singing voice? It’s like killing two songbirds with one stone. Directed by Francis Lawrence, Schafer and Zegler be part of Tom Blyth as a younger Coriolanus Snow, the antagonist within the unique collection, who mentors Baird as she captures everybody’s consideration by singing throughout the reaping ceremony. Murderer’s Creed and Macbeth screenwriter Michael Lesslie will pen the script for the adaption of Suzanne Collins’s e book collection.

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