The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds and Serpents pulled off one of the casting stunts of the year, with Viola Davis joining Dr. Volumnia Gaul.
Winning an Oscar for her role as Rose Maxson in Fencesthe 57-year-old is also known for playing Amanda Waller in DC Worlds, which she will resume in October black adam.
Now, according to The Hollywood Reportershe’s aboard director Francis Lawrence’s prequel to The hunger Gameswhich focuses on the rise of Coriolanus Snow.
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“The hunger games The films have always been elevated by their exceptional cast, and we’re thrilled to continue that tradition with Viola Davis as Volumnia Gaul,” said Nathan Kahane, president of Lionsgate Film Group.
“His formidable and powerful presence will add layers of complexity and menace to this story.”
Gaul is the Head Gamemaker of the 10th Annual Hunger Games – a position held by Philip Seymour Hoffman’s Plutarch Heavensbee later in the timeline.
Lawrence went on to reveal her character, “Dr. Gaul is as cruel as she is creative and as fearsome as she is fearsome. Snow’s craftsmanship as a political operative grows largely through his experiences with her as the game’s le more imposing figure.”
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Sbirds and snakes certainly has a star roster among the cast.
Pierre Dinklage (game of thrones), Rachel Zegler (West Side Story) and Tom Blyth (Golden age) have all been given major roles in the film since its announcement, with potentially more to follow.
The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes will be released in theaters on November 17, 2023. The previous hunger games the films are available for streaming on Prime Video United Kingdom.
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