The Hunger Games prequel has an official release date

scandal 29/04/2022

Welcome back, tributes.

The Hunger Games prequel - first announced in 2020 - has officially got its title and release date.

The film takes its title from Suzanne Collins' book 'The Ballad Of Songbirds And Snakes', and it's scheduled for release in November 2023.

The film's plot will mirror Collins' 2020 book, following an 18-year-old Coriolanus Snow, who 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," the official description reads.

Behind the scenes, Francis Lawrence - director of Catching Fire and Mockingjay Parts One and Two - will return to the helm. Casting details are yet to be announced.

Here's hoping we get a trailer sometime soon!