The second round of casting for tributes and mentors for the 10th Annual Hunger Games that will be featured in The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes has been revealed! The new additions include five more actors and actresses for Jessup, Mayfair Lipp, Arachne Crane, Dill and Treech. They join Tom Blyth, who will play Coriolanus Snow, and Rachel Zegler, who will play Lucy Gray Baird, the two main characters in the book and movie, and the other five tributes and mentors, whose casting was announced a few days ago.
These five new actors and actresses are Nick Benson, Laurel Marsden, Lilly Cooper, Luna Steeples and Hiroki Berrecloth. Benson will play Jessup, tribute from District 12 and ally to Zegler’s Lucy Gray Baird; Marsden will play Mayfair Lipp, who puts Lucy Gray’s name into the Reaping for the 10th Annual Hunger Games; Cooper will play Arachne Crane, mentor to a tribute from District 10, who dies before the Games start; Steeples will play Dill, tribute from District 11; and Berrecloth will play Treech, tribute from District 7.
They join the other five tributes and mentors: Jerome Lance, Ashley Laio, Knox Gibson, Mackenzie Lansing, and Aamer Husain. This makes a total of ten tributes and mentors already announced, in addition to the two main characters. However, there are still other characters yet to be cast and/or revealed – Tigris, Snow’s cousin; Sejanus Plinth, a Capitol boy originally from District 2; Dr Gaul, one of the Capitol’s scientists who invented mutts; and Dean Highbottom, the current President of Panem and inventor of the Hunger Games.
The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes the movie releases on November 17, 2023 exclusively in cinemas, directed by Francis Lawrence, the same director of The Hunger Games trilogy. It will be produced by franchise producer Nina Jacobson and her producing partner Brad Simpson, along with Francis Lawrence. Suzanne Collins, author of The Hunger Games trilogy and The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes, Tim Palen, and Jim Miller will serve as executive producers.
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