Hunter Schafer Joins The Hunger Games Prequel


Hunter Schafer has joined the cast of “The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds and Serpents.”

The Euphoria actress will play Tigris in the adaptation of Suzanne Collins’ novel, which is a prequel to four films starring Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss Everdeen.

A post on the official ‘Hunger Games’ Instagram page reads: “All the seams are coming undone. Hunter Schafer has been cast as Tigris in The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes – which will arrive in the theaters in November 2023.”

Rachel Zegler commented: “a baby”

It comes after Zegler was recently cast in the film as Lucy Gray Baird, the impoverished District 12 girl’s tribute.

Nathan Kahane, president of Lionsgate Motion Picture Group, said in a statement: “When you read Suzanne’s book, the emotional intelligence, physical agility and fiercely powerful and determined singing voice of Lucy Gray. Rachel embodies all these skills – she is the perfect fit for our Lucy Gray.”

Francis Lawrence, who directed three of the previous “Hunger Games” films, returns behind the camera with producer Nina Jacobson and her partner Brad Simpson also returning for the dystopian sci-fi flick.

Jacobson had previously suggested that Lucy was very different from Katniss from the original films.

She said: “Lucy is a character that is much more aware of the power of her femininity.

“Katniss is much quieter, a woman who doesn’t talk much. (So) Lucy as a performer is a very different type of character. Katniss is very survival-oriented. She hunts for her family, she goes into games because let her promise her sister that she will come back.

“Katniss knows exactly how she feels and appreciates and Lucy is more mysterious and plays her own way with the crowd. Lucy is a fun and very different character to bring to the screen.”


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