The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes Movie

The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes movie production status is currently Pre-Production

April 23, 2020 • Key talent and film crew being hired; budgeting, preparing and planning of production schedule; approving final shooting script. Francis Lawrence attached to direct and Michael Arndt to pen the project.

Who's Involved:

Brad Simpson, Francis Lawrence, Michael Arndt, Nina Jacobson, Suzanne Collins

Release Date:

To Be Announced (TBA)

Rating: N/A

Runtime: N/A

Plot: What's the story about?

The film will focus on Coriolanus Snow at age 18, years before he would become 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.


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Cast: Who stars in it?

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Crew: Who's making The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes

A look at the The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes behind-the-scenes crew and production team. The film's director Francis Lawrence last directed Red Sparrow and The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 2. The film's writer Michael Arndt last wrote Phineas and Ferb the Movie: Candace Against the Universe and The Greatest Showman.

Screenwriter

Michael Arndt

Producers

Nina Jacobson
Brad Simpson

Companies

studio

Lionsgate

Production Company

Color Force

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Production: What we know about The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes

Key Facts

  1. Jim Miller, the Lionsgate executive who has served as the studio's project executive on all of the franchise's films, will oversee the production (5/9/2020).
  2. Author Suzanne Collins will write the film's treatment and Michael Arndt, the Oscar-winning screenwriter of Little Miss Sunshine and a nominee for his work on Toy Story 3, will adapt the screenplay, after previously serving as one of the writers of Catching Fire (5/9/2020).
  3. Lionsgate has re-enlisted several members of the franchise's creative team and some of the industry's most sought-after filmmakers. Color Force's Nina Jacobson, who has produced all of the films in the franchise, will produce the film adaptation of the new novel along with her partner Brad Simpson, who will also be involved in a producorial capacity. Francis Lawrence, who directed Catching Fire, Mockingjay Part 1, and Mockingjay Part 2, will return to the director's chair (5/9/2020).
  4. One of the most eagerly awaited publishing events of the year, The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes will be published by Scholastic simultaneously in print, digital and audio formats in the US, Canada, the UK and Ireland, Australia, and New Zealand on May 19 (5/9/2020).
  5. As Suzanne Collin's is planning a May 2020 release of her prequel novel, the studio is "working closely with her on the movie"/
  6. As Lionsgate entertainment vice chairman Michael Burns said, "The one thing that kids say they missed (from the early Hunger Games films) was there was no arenas. If we went backwards there obviously would be arenas." He was referencing the stadiums where children killed each other and noting the prior films only covered the 74th and 75th competitions (Hollywood Reporter, 12/8/15).

Filming Timeline

On or about April 23, 2020, the film was in Pre-Production status.

Francis Lawrence attached to direct and Michael Arndt to pen the project.

On or about June 25, 2019, the film was in Development status.

On or about December 8, 2015, the film was in Announced status.

Lionsgate entertainment vice chairman Michael Burns compares Hunger Games to Harry Potter and says it will "live on and on and on" with prequels.

The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes Release Date: When is it coming out?

The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes is coming out To Be Announced (TBA).


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