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Viola Davis joins "Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes"

Writer: Heidi Hsia

Viola Davis to play a multi-layered sadistic head gamemaker for the annual Hunger Games
Viola Davis to play a multi-layered sadistic head gamemaker for the annual Hunger Games

17 Aug - Viola Davis is joining the cast of the upcoming "Hunger Games" prequel, "The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes".

The actress has been cast to portray the role of Head Gamemaker Volumnia Gaul in the movie, based on Suzanne Collins' bestseller of the same name.

Said Lionsgate President Nathan Kahane, "The Hunger Games films have always been elevated by their exceptional casting, and we are thrilled to be continuing that tradition with Viola Davis as Volumnia Gaul. Her formidable and powerful presence will add layers of complexity and menace to this story."

Viola Davis portrays Amanda Waller in the two "Suicide Squad" movies
Viola Davis portrays Amanda Waller in the two "Suicide Squad" movies

The movie will be based on Suzanne Collins' novel
The movie will be based on Suzanne Collins' novel

Davis is no stranger to playing no-nonsense powerful women in movies, having played characters like Amanda Waller ("The Suicide Squad"), Annalise Keating ("How to Get Away with Murder"), and even Michelle Obama in the upcoming series, "The First Lady".

She also has several new movies to be released soon, including "The Woman King" and "Black Adam".

Tom Blyth and Rachel Zegler have already been cast as the young Coriolanus Snow and Lucy Gray Baird in the movie, alongside Jason Schwartzman, Nick Benson and Peter Dinklage, the latter to play the role of Casca Highbottom.

Tom Blyth to play young Coriolanus Snow in the prequel
Tom Blyth to play young Coriolanus Snow in the prequel


Cinema Online, 17 August 2022

Related Movies:
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2 (19 Nov 2015)
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 (20 Nov 2014)
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (21 Nov 2013)
The Hunger Games (22 Mar 2012)
The Woman King (27 Oct 2022) [Trailers]
Black Adam (20 Oct 2022) [Trailers]

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