Josh Andrés Rivera can be returning to work along with his West Aspect Story star Rachel Zegler in Lionsgate’s rising ensemble prequel The Starvation Video games: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes.
The prequel facilities round 18-year-old Coriolanus Snow (Tom Blyth), who as we all know will turn into the tyrannical President of Panem. He’s the final hope for his fading lineage, a once-proud household that has fallen from grace in a post-war Capitol. With the tenth annual Starvation Video games quick approaching, the younger Snow is alarmed when he’s assigned to mentor Lucy Grey Baird (Zegler), the woman tribute from impoverished District 12. However, after Lucy Grey instructions all of Panem’s consideration by defiantly singing in the course of the reaping ceremony, Snow thinks he would possibly be capable to flip the percentages of their favor. Uniting their instincts for showmanship and newfound political savvy, Snow and Lucy’s race in opposition to time to outlive will in the end reveal who’s a songbird, and who’s a snake.
Rivera will play Sejanus Plinth, an in depth buddy of younger Coriolanus Snow, and the mentor to a tribute from District 2.
As Deadline first advised you, different castmembers embody Jerome Lance who will play Marcus, the tribute from District 2. Ashley Liao will play Clemensia Dovecote, one in all Coriolanus’s closest pals and mentor to a tribute from District 11. Knox Gibson will play Bobbin, tribute from District 8; Mackenzie Lansing will play Coral, tribute from District 4; whereas Aamer Husain will play Felix Ravinstill, the mentor to a tribute from District 11.
Francis Lawrence is returning to the franchise to direct for a theatrical worldwide launch on Nov. 17, 2023. Nina Jacobson and Brad Simpson are additionally returning to provide for the franchise with Lawrence. Creator Suzanne Collins, Tim Palen, and Jim Miller are EPs. Michael Lesslie wrote the most recent draft off Collins and Michael Arndt’s earlier script primarily based on the writer’s bestselling novel.
Rivera performed Chino in Steven Spielberg’s Oscar-winning adaption of West Aspect Story. Rivera will subsequent seem in Susanna Fogel’s adaptation of Cat Individual, primarily based on Kristen Roupenian’s buzzy quick story revealed in The New Yorker. He shares the display screen with Nicholas Braun, Emilia Jones and Geraldine Viswanathan. Rivera was a sequence lead within the HBO Max pilot Vegas Excessive, directed by Gillian Robespierre and produced by Michael Showalter. He carried out within the authentic firm on the primary nationwide tour of the Tony-winning musical Hamilton.
‘The Starvation Video games: The Ballad Of Songbirds And Snakes’: Josh Andres Rivera To Reteam With ‘West Aspect Story’ Star Rachel Zegler