The Hunger Games prequel film, Ballad of the Nightingale and the Serpent, continues to add stars to its cast. Now it is the turn of the Academy Award Viola Davisbut who will play?
There is a new entry in the cast of Ballad of the Nightingale and the Serpent: The Hunger Games prequel film is preparing to welcome the actress of The Rules of the Perfect Crime Viola Davis, who for the occasion will cover the role of Volumnia Gaul, the cold and calculating organizer of the 10th Hunger Games.
“The value of the Hunger Games films has always been further elevated by the exceptional casting they can boast of, and we are thrilled to be able to continue this tradition with Viola Davis as Volumnia Gaul. His powerful and formidable stage presence will add layers of complexity and menacing to this story“said Nathan Kahane, President of Lionsgate, of Davis’ casting.
“Dr. Gaul is as cruel as she is creative, as fearsome as she is formidable“adds the director of Ballad of the Nightingale and the Serpent Francis Lawrence”Snow’s political cunning develops largely thanks to his experience with this imposing figure“.
“We had been dreaming of hiring Viola for this role from the very beginningdue to the intelligence, emotions and complexity that he manages to give to each role he plays“adds saga producer Nina Jacobson”An eccentric and brilliant strategist like Gaul, essential in forming a young Snow and making him the man he will be. And to bring her to the screen we are incredibly lucky to have an actress with such an extraordinary presence, and able to range so much from one role to another.“.
Ballad of the Nightingale and the Serpent will arrive in November 2023 at the cinema.