The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds & Snakes has carried out one of the casting coups of the year, with Viola Davis becoming Dr. Volumnia Gaul.
Won an Oscar for her turn as Rose Maxson in FencesThe 57-year-old is also known for playing Amanda Waller in Worlds of DC, which she will reprise in October Adam replied.
Now, according to The Hollywood Reportershe is board director Francis Lawrence’s predecessor The death gameswhich centers on the rise of Coriolanus Snow.
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“The The death games Films have always been elevated by their exceptional cast, and we’re thrilled to continue that tradition with Viola Davis as Volumnia Gaul,” said Lionsgate Film Group President Nathan Kahane.
“Her formidable and powerful presence will add layers of complexity and menace to this story.”
Gaul is the main player 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 formidable. Snow’s savvy as a political operative develops in no small part because of his experiences with her as the games’ most commanding figure .”
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Syoungbirds and snakes certainly has a star-studded line-up of co-players.
Peter Dinklage (Game of Thrones), Rachel Zegler (West Side Story) and Tom Blyth (The Gilded Age) were all handed major parts in the film since the announcement, with potentially more to follow.
The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds & Snakes comes to cinemas on November 17, 2023. The previous one The death games movies are available to stream on Prime Video UK.
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