The Hunger Games prequel in works at Lionsgate; director Francis Lawrence to return

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The Hunger Games prequel in growth& 

Lionsgate is planning a prequel movie to its hit dystopian franchise The Hunger Games. The movie shall be based mostly on a brand new e-book by writer Suzzane Collins, whose three Hunger Games novels had been tailored by the studio into four-part movie sequence starring Jennifer Lawrence.

Titled The Ballad of Songbirds And Snakes, the e-book is about in the identical universe. It will launch on May 19, reported Deadline.

Francis Lawrence, who helmed three films within the franchise, will direct the prequel with Collins penning the movie therapy. 

Michael Arndt, the Oscar-winning screenwriter of Little MissSunshine, will adapt the screenplay.

The prequel film will give attention to Coriolanus Snow at age 18, years earlier than he would change into the tyrannical President of Panem. 

“Young Coriolanus is handsome and charming, and though the Snow family has fallen on hard times, he sees a chance for a change in his fortunes when he is chosen to be a mentor for the Tenth Hunger Games only to have his elation dashed when he is assigned to mentor the girl tribute from impoverished District 12,” learn the official logline.

The movies, which collected shut $three billion on the international field workplace, additionally featured Liam Hemsworth, Josh Hutcherson, Woody Harrelson and Elizabeth Banks.

The prequel shall be produced by Nina Jacobson and Brad Simpson. Collins will function govt producer. 

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