Peter Dinklage of ‘Game of Thrones’ fame joins Hunger Games prequel

Emmy award winning actor Peter Dinklage who played the memorable role of Tyrion Lannister in the show, ‘Game of Thrones’ has been roped in to play Casca Highbottom in the upcoming ‘Hunger Games’ prequel – ‘The Hunger Games: The Ballads of Songbirds and Snakes’.

As per The Hollywood Reporter, Peter Dinklage will star in this movie opposite actor Tom Blyth who is essaying the role of a young Coriolanus Snow and actress Rachel Zegler who is playing the role of tribute Lucy Gray Baird.

Director Francis Lawrence, who has directed three out of the four ‘Hunger Games movies, (‘Catching Fire’, ‘Mockingjay Part One’ and ‘Mockingjay Part Two) is back on the director’s chair for the prequel with Brad Simpson and his partner Nina Jacobson back to the franchise as producers.

According to Lionsgate, the prequel logline says, “Years before he would become the tyrannical President of Panem, 18-year-old Coriolanus Snow 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, the girl tribute from impoverished District 12.”

It continues further and reads, “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 favour. Uniting their instincts for showmanship and newfound political savvy, Snow and Lucy’s race against time to survive will ultimately reveal who is a songbird and a snake.”

As of now, ‘Hunger Games’ prequel is slated for release on November 17, 2023.

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