Viola Davis has joined the cast of “The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds and Serpents.”
The ‘Help’ star, 57, will take on the role of Head Gamemaker Dr. Volumnia Gaul in the adaptation of Suzanne Collins’ novel, which is a prequel to four films starring Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss Everdeen .
A post on the official ‘Hunger Games’ Instagram account read: “Meet your Head Gamemaker. Viola Davis has been cast as Dr. Volumnia Gaul in The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes – arriving in theaters November 2023 .”
Davis wrote on his Instagram stories: “Glad to be a part of this universe”
Last month, film bosses announced that ‘Game of Thrones’ star Peter Dinklage had joined the cast of the prequel to play Academy Dean Casca Highbottom.
An Instagram post read: “Some lessons shouldn’t be taught. Peter Dinklage has been cast as Casca Highbottom in The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes – arriving in theaters November 2023.”
Rachel Zegler, who was recently cast in the film as Lucy Gray Baird, the tribute girl from impoverished District 12, commented, “[red heart emoji] !!!!”
Tom Blyth will play a young Coriolanus Snow in the film, and Jason Schwartzman will play Lucky Flickerman.
Francis Lawrence – who directed ‘The Hunger Games: Catching Fire’, ‘The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part One’ and ‘The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part Two’ – will direct the new adaptation.
He said: “Dean Highbottom is one of the most powerful people in Snow’s life.
“As the stark, vindictive face of the games, he sets the rules that will determine every aspect of Coriolanus’ fate. I’m thrilled Peter is bringing him to life.”
It was also recently revealed that “Euphoria” actress Hunter Schafer had joined the cast to play Tigris.
A post from the ‘Hunger Games’ Instagram page read: “All the seams are coming undone. Hunter Schafer has been cast as Tigris in The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes – arriving in theaters November 2023. “
Zegler commented: “a baby”