‘Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes’ Trailer: Rachel Zegler Enters the Deadly Arena in This Epic Prequel

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Lionsgate has dropped the second trailer for “The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes.”

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Based on Suzanne Collins’ prequel novel of the same name, the upcoming film follows a young Coriolanus Snow (Tom Blyth), who strives to revive his family’s legacy. In the midst of his efforts, he is tasked with mentoring District 12’s tribute and Panem’s favorite, Lucy Gray Baird (Rachel Zegler). Coriolanus works with Lucy to keep her alive in the Hunger Games, and he begins to battle between good and evil.

Following the CinemaCon release of the first official trailer, fans now have a peek into the ancestry of characters from the original series including Jason Schwartzman as Lucretious Flickerman, a descendent of Stanley Tucci’s Caesar Flickerman. Coriolanus’ cousin, Tigris Snow, is portrayed by Hunter Schafer. Peter Dinklage portrays one of the creators of the Hunger Games, Dean Casca Highbottom, while Viola Davis plays Dr. Volumnia Gail, the head gamemaker of the 10th annual Hunger Games.

The cast also includes Fionnula Flanagan, Flora Li Thiemann, Honor Gillies, Eike Onyambu, Konstantin Taffet, Burn Gorman, Scott Folan, Carl Spencer, Michael Greco, Daniela Grubert, Kjell Brutscheidt, Ashley Liao, Sofia Sanchez, Josh Andres Rivera, Mackenzie Lansing, Lilly Maria Cooper, Zoe Renee, Max Raphael, Vaughan Reilly, Dakota Shapiro, Nick Benson and George Somner.

“The Hunger Games” franchise director Francis Lawrence returns for the prequel film. Michael Lesslie wrote the screenplay, and Collins, Tim Palen and Jim Miller executive produce alongside producers Brad Simpson, Nina Jacobson and Lawrence.

“The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes” premieres in theaters Nov. 17. Watch the latest trailer below.

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