At CinemaCon, Lionsgate announced the release date for The Hunger Games prequel. The film, titled The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes, will hit theaters on November 17, 2023.
The film is based on the novel of the same name by Suzanne Collins. She also co-wrote the screenplay with Michael Arndt (“Oblivion”, “Inside Out”) and Michael Lessley (“Macbeth”). The prequel was directed by Francis Lawrence, who directed the last films in the franchise.
The plot will tell about the tenth Hunger Games, which took place 64 years before the events of the main novels. The protagonist is 18-year-old Coriolanus Snow, who will eventually become the president of Panem and the main antagonist of the series. Coriolanus wants to prove himself as the mentor of the tenth Games. However, instead of a mentor, he was made the mentor of a girl from District 12.