Hunter Schafer Joins The Hunger Games Prequel

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Euphoria star Hunter Schafer has joined the cast of Lionsgate’s Hunger Games prequel, The Ballad of Songbirds and Serpents. The film is being adapted from Suzanne Collins’ 2020 book of the same name, which takes place decades before Katniss Everdeen’s (Jennifer Lawrence) adventures in The Hunger Games.

According to Deadline, Schafer will appear alongside Tom Blyth and West Side Story star Rachel Zegler in the prequel.

The story of The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes revolves around Coriolanus Snow, an ambitious boy who eventually becomes the tyrannical leader of the dystopian country of Panem.

Blyth will play the young Snow, while Zegler will take on the role of Lucy Gray Baird, the tribute girl from impoverished District 12.

Schafer will play Tigris Snow, Coriolanus’ cousin and confidante, who advises him on everything from his role as a mentor to the core of his moral compass.

The latest draft of the script is by Michael Lesslie, which is based on the work of writers Suzanne Collins and Michael Arndt.

The project will be produced by Nina Jacobson and her producing partner Brad Simpson, along with Francis Lawrence. Suzanne Collins, Tim Palen and Jim Miller will serve as executive producers.

Schafer made her acting debut playing Jules on the critically acclaimed HBO series Euphoria. He is currently working on director Tilman Singer’s movie Cuckoo.