Lionsgate announced a fifth "Hunger Games" movie.
A teaser clip ended with the film's title, "The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds & Snakes," along with a release date of Nov. 17, 2023.
Like its predecessors, "Ballad of Songbirds & Snakes" is also based on a novel, which Collins published in 2020.
The 500-plus page "Songbirds" centers on Coriolanus Snow, a then-18-year-old who's chosen as a student mentor to a District 12 tribute in the annual Hunger Games. The book presents a softer side of the ambitious one-day dictator, all while delving into the origins of the games themselves.
The novel also features families and symbols familiar to "Hunger Games" fans – from the Flickermans to the Mockingjay bird – and explains where the stirring "Hanging Tree" (sung by Katniss) was born.
Here's why Jennifer Lawrence probably won't reprise her role as Katniss Everdeen
It's unlikely that J-Law will reprise her star-making role in the prequel, given that the story takes place more than 60 years before the events of the first "Hunger Games."
Source: USA Today.
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