The Ballad Of Songbirds & Snakes’ Rounds Out Solid With Fionnula Flanagan, 10 Others – Deadline
EXCLUSIVE: The Francis Lawrence directed function adaptation of the extremely anticipated Suzanne Collins prequel, The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes, has added eleven actors in its remaining casting spherical.
This consists of Tony Award nominee Fionnula Flanagan who’ll play Grandma’am, younger Coriolanus Snow’s (Tom Blyth) strict grandmother. Years earlier than he would grow to be the tyrannical President of Panem, the 18-year-old is 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 (Rachel Zegler), the lady 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 towards time to outlive will in the end reveal who’s a songbird, and who’s a snake.
Among the many different new actors and actresses who’re becoming a member of reverse a forged that features Viola Davis and Peter Dinklage:
Isobel Jesper Jones is Mayfair Lipp, the daughter of the mayor of District 12. She’ll quickly be seen starring as Jessica, one of many main roles within the upcoming Netflix sequence The Bastard Son & the Satan Himself from The Imaginarium, with director Colm McCarthy. She is represented by Gabriella Capisani at United Brokers.
Flora Li Thiemann is Livia Carden, mentor to a tribute from District 1. She additionally performed a number one position within the coming-of-age drama Tigermilk (2017) and joined the worldwide forged of Keira Knightley and Alexander Skarsgård within the postwar drama The Aftermath in a supporting position. She is going to subsequent be seen in Amazon’s sequence The Gryphon. She is represented by Rietz & Casting Company.
Those that are a part of the Convey, a bunch of nomads in District 12 embody:
Honor Gillies, who’s making her skilled performing debut in Songbirds and Snakes, as Barb Azure. She is repped by Marvin Godfrey at Revolution Expertise Ltd.
Eike Onyambu as Tam Amber. Earlier credit embody the position of Romeo on the planet premiere of the 2022 musical Romeo and Juliet and the position of Henri within the operetta Der Opernball which each obtained essential acclaim.
Konstantin Taffet who performs Clerk Carmine. Taffet can also be making his function movie debut and a famend violinist who took first place a number of occasions within the German violin competitors “Jugend Musiziert.“ He additionally accomplished many violin solo performances in Potsdam, Berlin. Since 2015, he has been a member of a number of orchestras in Potsdam.
These portraying Peacekeepers despatched by the Capitol to District 12 are:
Burn Gorman as Commander Hoff. Hoff has starred in Christopher Nolan’s The Darkish Knight Rises and Guillermo del Toro’s Pacific Rim, The Provide, Enola Holmes, in addition to a number of collaborations with Rupert Wyatt, Cameron Waterproof coat, Ricky Gervais, Matthew Vaughn, John Ridley, and Rupert Goold. On TV, he’s been seen in AMC’s Flip, BBC American’s Spies of Warsaw, FX’s It’s All the time Sunny in Philadelphia, and HBO’s Sport of Thrones. Different movies are Watcher, Pacific Rim: Rebellion, Within the Valley of Violence with Ethan Hawke and John Travolta, and Alexander and the Horrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Unhealthy Day, with Steve Carell and Jennifer Garner. Gorman is represented by Gersh, Hamilton Hodell and Administration 360.
Scott Folan as Beanpole. Credit embody Comedy Central sitcom Brotherhood and the function movie Nativity 2. The singer-songwriter’s music is accessible to stream on all main music platforms. He’s represented by Denton Brierley and Unbreakable Leisure.
Carl Spencer is Smiley. He’ll quickly be seen as Magnus in Matilda (Netflix/Working Title Movies). He beforehand appeared as Richard in Paramount’s Rocketman and in main roles on stage, together with the position of John Laurens/Philip Hamilton in “Hamilton” (Victoria Palace for Cameron Waterproof coat). He’s represented by The BWH Company.
Rounding out the forged are Michael Greco and Daniela Grubert as Strabo Plinth and Mrs. Plinth, rich mother and father to Sejanus Plinth, Coriolanus’s greatest pal.
Greco’s most up-to-date credit embody African Queens, directed by Jada Pinkett-Smith. He additionally performed Invoice Staton within the Emmy and Golden Globe-winning Hatfields & McCoys. Different function movie credit embody Misfire, Revenge, and Gone. Greco’s most notable British TV credit embody Eastenders, Medical doctors, and Homicide in Thoughts, all for BBC, in addition to ITV’s Chasing Shadows. Greco is represented by Mark Jermin Administration.
German actress Grubert studied theater at UdK Berlin and carried out in such musicals as Hair, Little Store of Horrors and Evita and performed the title position in Aida.
Flanagan obtained a Tony Award nominee for her efficiency in The Ferryman, directed by Sam Mendes on Broadway. She additionally appeared on stage in The Tempest, Heartbreak Home, The Taming of the Shrew, The Playboy of the Western World amongst others. She originated the position of Maggie in Brian Friel’s Lovers at Dublin’s Gate Theatre. Her featured credit embody The Guard, written and directed by John McDonagh; A Christmas Carol, directed by Robert Zemeckis; The Invention of Mendacity, directed by Ricky Gervais; Sure Man, directed by Peyton Reed; The Divine Secrets and techniques of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood, directed by Callie Khouri; Tears of the Solar, directed by Antoine Fuqua; Michael Winterbottom’s With or With out You; The Others, directed by Alejandro Amenábar. On TV she has appeared on Misplaced, Brotherhood, Homicide She Wrote, Star Trek: Enterprise, Star Trek: The Subsequent Technology and Star Trek: Deep House 9 in addition to How the West Was Received (Emmy nomination, Excellent Lead Actress), and Wealthy Man, Poor Man (Emmy Award for Excellent Single Efficiency by a Supporting Actor in a Comedy or Drama Sequence). She is represented by Lisa Richards Company.
Songbirds and Snakes comes out on Nov. 17, 2023, and can add to the Starvation Video games franchise which has earned over $3 billion. Lawrence beforehand helmed the franchise’s Catching Hearth, Mockingjay Half One, and Mockingjay Half Two. Sequence producers Nina Jacobson and Brad Simpson are producing with Lawrence. Collins, Tim Palen, and Jim Miller are EPs. Most up-to-date screenplay is by Michael Lesslie who builds on the work of creator Collins and Michael Arndt. Meredith Wieck and Scott O’Brien are overseeing on behalf of the studio.