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01st Nov 2023

Stars of new Hollywood blockbuster given just 18 days to promote movie

Ryan Grace

Hunger Games

The Hunger Games are back… and the cast have some work to do!

One of the biggest film releases of 2023 is just around the corner, and the cast have just now been given permission to promote it.

The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds & Snakes marks the fifth instalment of the much loved ‘Hunger Games’ franchise.

Over the past year or so, Lionsgate have been promoting the highly anticipated prequel with teasers and trailers. However we’ve seen virtually nothing from its top-class cast that includes the likes of Rachel Zegler, Peter Dinklage, and Viola Davis.

The Hunger Games franchise returns after eight years

Yesterday The Ballads Of Songbirds And Snakes secured an interim agreement with the striking SAG-AFTRA union in Hollywood ahead of its release in cinemas worldwide later this month.

This means that stars of the Hunger Games prequel can finally promote the film and post on social media, appear on talk shows, and conduct interviews.

Rachel Zegler (West Side Story, Snow White) stars as Lucy Gray Baird in the film, and took to Instagram yesterday when the SAG-AFTRA agreement was reached.

Rachel Zegler, star of  The Ballads Of Songbirds And Snakes (Image Source: Instagram) 

A new Hunger Games era

It’s been eight years since The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2 was released in cinemas.

Based on Suzanne Collins’ 2019 novel of the same name, The Ballads Of Songbirds And Snakes follows President Coriolanus Snow as a young man, before he becomes the president of Panem.

Rachel Zegler stars as Lucy Gray Baird, the female tribute from District 12. The film is set 64 years before the original set of four films that star Jennifer Lawrence as the iconic Katniss Everdeen.

It’s expected to be one of the most successful and highest grossing films of the year.

The cast of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2 at the film’s premiere in 2015 (Image Source: Dave J Horgan/Getty Images) 

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