Francis Lawrence and Nina Jacobson returning for ‘The Hunger Games’ prequel movie

Francis Lawrence and Nina Jacobson at Catching Fire premiere

And in some good news in 2020, Variety is reporting that veteran The Hunger Games director, Francis Lawrence, is back for the adaptation of the prequel story, The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes.

Original producer Nina Jacobson is also returning, with her Color Force partner Brad Simpson, and Michael Arndt (“Catching Fire”) will adapt the screenplay from a treatment written by Collins, who will also serve as an executive producer.

Lionsgate chairman Joe Drake added, “‘The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes’ is creatively thrilling and takes this world to complex new dimensions that open up amazing cinematic possibilities. We’re thrilled to reunite this filmmaking team with this very unique franchise, and we can’t wait to begin production.”

No other information has been released. Yes, this means no information on the cast just yet.

The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes releases in less than a month on May 19. It features the origin story for Coriolanus Snow. You can read an excerpt and pre-order HERE.


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