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Who Is Hunter Schafer Playing in the Hunger Games Prequel?

The Euphoria actress stars among Rachel Zegler and Viola Davis in the adaptation of the best-selling novel by Suzanne Collins, "The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes."

This article explores Hunter Schafer's upcoming role in the highly anticipated movie adaptation of The Ballad of the Songbirds and Snakes, a prequel to the Hunger Games trilogy. Schafer, a rising star and trans actress, will play the character of "Circe", a Capitol citizen and ambitious stylist. The article discusses the significance of Schafer's casting and her advocacy for trans representation in media. The Ballad of the Songbirds and Snakes is expected to be released in the coming years, and fans of the franchise are eager to see Schafer's performance in this exciting new chapter of the story.
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Hunter Schafer, the 22-year-old trans actress and model, is set to star in the upcoming movie adaptation of The Ballad of the Songbirds and Snakes. The film, which is based on the prequel novel to the Hunger Games trilogy by Suzanne Collins, will be directed by Francis Lawrence and produced by Nina Jacobson and Brad Simpson.


Schafer, who rose to fame with her role as Jules in the HBO series Euphoria, will reportedly play the character of "Circe," a Capitol citizen who becomes a stylist for the tributes participating in the 10th Hunger Games. In the novel, Circe is described as a young and ambitious stylist who is determined to make a name for herself in the Capitol's fashion industry.


The Ballad of the Songbirds and Snakes movie is highly anticipated by fans of the Hunger Games franchise. The novel, which was released in May 2020, is set 64 years before the events of the original trilogy and follows the story of a young Coriolanus Snow, who later becomes the tyrannical President of Panem. Rachel Zegler, Viola Davis, Tom Blyth, and Peter Dinklage are also part of the main cast.


With Schafer's talent and activism, her role in the movie is sure to be a memorable one. The Ballad of the Songbirds and Snakes is set to be released in theaters on November of this year. Watch the first official trailer by Lionsgate below.



 

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