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Euphoria’s Hunter Schafer Joins the Hunger Games Prequel

BY Brandon

Published 2 weeks ago

Euphoria’s Hunter Schafer Joins the Hunger Games Prequel

Hunter Schaefer may not have had much to do in the latest season of Euphoria, but she’s managed to nab a role that’s going to bring her to the big screen.

According to Variety, Schafer has joined the cast of Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes, a prequel set during the times of a young Coriolanus Snow (Tom Blyth) and the early days of the Hunger Games.

Schafer will play the part of Tigris Snow, the cousin and confidante of lead Coriolanus Snow. We actually get to meet Tigris in the Mockingjay films, and she was originally a fashion designer that worked in the Capitol. We should expect her to be dressing Snow up for Songbirds and Snakes as well. For a series about kids murdering each other in gladiatorial combat, I forgot how much of an emphasis on fashion the show also had. Hopefully Schafer gets to dress up in some great outfits as well.

With the final book being split into two films, I’m curious if this new prequel will be marking the start of a trilogy. I’ll guess we’ll have to wait until the official announcement, but I think the leads cast could pretty much be playing these roles for a couple of years.

At least, that’s my assessment.

Return to The Hunger Games, the landmark film franchise that has earned over $3 billion globally, with Lionsgate’s adaptation of Suzanne Collins’ #1 New York Times Bestseller The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes. Years before he would become the tyrannical President of Panem, 18-year-old Coriolanus Snow (Tom Blyth) is the last hope for his fading lineage, a once-proud family that has fallen from grace in a post-war Capitol. With the 10th annual Hunger Games fast approaching, the young Snow is alarmed when he is assigned to mentor Lucy Gray Baird (Rachel Zegler), the girl tribute from impoverished District 12. But, after Lucy Gray commands all of Panem’s attention by defiantly singing during the reaping ceremony, Snow thinks he might be able to turn the odds in their favor. Uniting their instincts for showmanship and newfound political savvy, Snow and Lucy Gray’s race against time to survive will ultimately reveal who is a songbird, and who is a snake.

The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes is set to hit theaters on Nov. 17, 2023.

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