Josh Andrés Rivera has been cast as Sejanus Plinth in The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes.
The cast for the Hunger Games prequel is quickly taking shape ahead of filming. Tom Blyth is set to play a young Coriolanus Snow, who will star opposite West Side Story‘s Rachel Zegler. According to TheWrap, another actor from West Side Story is joining the project, with Lionsgate casting Josh Andrés Rivera as Sejanus Plinth.
May the Odds Be Ever in Your Favor!
Sejanus Plinth is a friend of Coriolanus Snow who serves as a mentor to a tribute from District 2 in The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes. In addition to Josh Andrés Rivera, the prequel will also star Jerome Lance as Marcus, Ashley Liao has been cast as Clemensia Dovecote, Knox Gibson will play Bobbin, Mackenzie Lansing will portray Coral, and Aamer Husain is set to play Felix Ravinstill.
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.
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.