Lionsgate Announces Hunger Games Prequel Film In The Works

On Tuesday, Lionsgate announced a new Hunger Games film is in the works. Suzanne Collins, the writer of the Hunger Game books is gearing up to release her latest novel The Ballad of Songbirds and Snake on May 19. The book, which takes place in the Hunger Games universe, will be turned into a prequel movie by director Francis Lawrence, whom directed three of the forthcoming films predecessors, screenwriter Michael Arndt and producer Nina Jacobson, who teamed with the studio on four film adaptations of earlier Collins’ books. This new prequel film will focus on Coriolanus Snow at age 18, years before he would become the tyrannical President of Panem. Young Coriolanus sees a chance for a change in his fortunes when he is chosen to be a mentor for the 10th Hunger Games although his family has fallen on hard times, his elation dashed when he is assigned to mentor the girl tribute from impoverished District 12. There is still no word on further casting of the film, but stay tuned as we expect more information to be released soon.

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