Rachel Zegler celebrated a phenomenal breakthrough with her first film role. As Maria, she wowed in Steven Spielberg’s » West Side Story » and since then has been overwhelmed with Hollywood offers. She will soon be seen in the DC superhero sequel Shazam 2 and is currently starring in a Disney remake of Snow White . And now it has been revealed that we will see Zegler in the Hunger Games prequel, A Song of Birds and Snakes , as the female protagonist, Lucy Gray Bird .
It has also been known for some time that Tom Blyth («The Gilded Age») will take on the male lead of Coriolanus Snow (played by Donald Sutherland in the previous films) .
Walt Disney / Sky Rachel Zegler and Tom Blyth team up in the lead roles of A Song of Birds and Snakes.
Set over 60 years before the revolution led by Katniss Everdeen, A Song of Birds and Serpents sees young idealist Tom Blyth transformed into a ruthless power man.
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The story starts around the tenth «Hunger Games». In these, Blyth becomes the mentor of the impoverished District 12 tribute, who wowed the crowds with her singing skills at the selection ceremony. A love story develops between him and Lucy Gray Bird. But in between is Lucy’s imminent life-and-death struggle and Snow’s quest for power. Soon it will be shown who is bird and who is snake…
A Song of Birds and Snakes is directed by Francis Lawrence, who has directed most of the Hunger Games films. The prequel is set to hit theaters in November 2023.
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