Jason Schwartzman To Play Lucky Flickerman In ‘The Hunger Games’ Prequel

May the Schwartz be Ever in Your Favor!

Jason Schwartzman The Hunger Games

Jason Schwartzman has joined the cast of The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes.

The Hunger Games franchise will continue with The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes. The upcoming film will adapt the prequel book that came out in 2020. The story follows a young Coriolanus Snow, who competes in a battle royale and falls in love with his mentor, Lucy Gray Baird. As casting continues before filming begins, Lionsgate has revealed that Jason Schwartzman will be in the 2023 film.

The Flickerman Saga

Jason Schwartzman, star of the upcoming Spider-Verse film, will portray interview host Lucretius “Lucky” Flickerman in The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes. In the original films, Stanley Tucci played Caesar, a relative of Lucky.

Here is the premise for The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes:

Years before he would become the tyrannical President of Panem, 18-year-old Coriolanus Snow is the last hope for his fading lineage, a once-proud family that has fallen from grace in a post-war Capitol. With the 10th annual Hunger Games fast approaching, the young Snow is alarmed when he is assigned to mentor Lucy Gray Baird, the girl tribute from impoverished District 12. But, after Lucy Gray commands all of Panem’s attention by defiantly singing during the reaping ceremony, Snow thinks he might be able to turn the odds in their favor. Uniting their instincts for showmanship and newfound political savvy, Snow and Lucy’s race against time to survive will ultimately reveal who is a songbird, and who is a snake.

Directed by Francis Lawrence from a script written by Michael Lesslie, Michael Arndt, and author Suzanne Collins, the upcoming film stars Tom Blythe as Coriolanus Snow, Rachel Zegler as Lucy Gray Baird, Jerome Lance as Marcus, Ashley Liao as Clemensia Dovecote, Knox Gibson as Bobbin, Mackenzie Lansing as Coral, and Aamer Husain as Felix Ravinstill, Josh Andrés Rivera as Sejanus Plinth, and Hunter Schafer as Tigris Snow, and Jason Schwartzman as Lucretius “Lucky” Flickerman.

The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes will hit theaters on November 17, 2023. Stay tuned to Heroic Hollywood for more updates on the upcoming prequel starring Rachel Zegler and Tom Blyth. You can also subscribe to Heroic Hollywood’s YouTube channel for more original video content.

Ryden Scarnato

Ryden Scarnato

Ryden's affection for all things DC, Marvel, and Star Wars has led him to entertainment journalism at Heroic Hollywood as a News Editor.