According to a Deadline report, the cast for The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes is growing even further as eleven more actors join the much-anticipated prequel to Suzanne Collins' novel of the same name.
Fionnula Flanagan (The Others) will play the grandmother of future President Coriolanus Snow (Tom Blyth) who Donald Sutherland previously played in the original Hunger Games film series. Isobel Jesper Jones will play Mayfair Lipp, a daughter of the notorious District 12 mayor, along with Flora Li Thiemann (Nelly's Adventure) as Livia Carden, a mentor to a District 1 tribute.
Honor Gillies will play Barb Azure in the upcoming film along with Eike Onyambu's film debut as Clerk Carmine, and Burn Gorman, who many may recognize from Pacific Rim, as Commander Hoff. Scott Folan will also be featured in the film as the character Beanpole with Carl Spencer, who appears in this year's Matilda, as Smiley.
The new members to the cast include Blyth, Rachel Zegler (West Side Story), Hunter Schafer (Fargo), Viola Davis, who recently starred in The Woman King, and Peter Dinklage (Game of Thrones).
The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds & Snakes, based on the best-selling series of novels, became an instant hit with the release of its first film, and aided popularize the developing dystopian young adult genre that was prevalent during its initial release. Fans began to wonder where the franchise would take its career after the release of its two-part finale.
The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds & Snakes will be released in cinemas on November 17, 2023. See below for more information on the film's official release: