Viola Davis is headed to the world of "The Hunger Games" as head gamemaker for the new prequel called "The Ballard of Songbirds and Snakes."
“The Hunger Games films have always been elevated by their exceptional casting, and we are thrilled to be continuing that tradition with Viola Davis as Volumnia Gaul. Her formidable and powerful presence will add layers of complexity and menace to this story,” said Nathan Kahane, president of Lionsgate Motion Picture Group.
The film takes place before Katniss Everdeen's adventures in "The Hunger Game" series and will focus on an 18 year old Coriolanus Snow, played by Tom Blyth, before he became the leader of the dystopia of Panem. Davis will be playing Volumnia Gaul who is actually the mastermind behind the horrible teen death-match
The prequel, "The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes," is set to debut in theaters on November 17, 2023. Head over to Variety for more.