The Lionsgate prequel Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes, directed by Francis Lawrence, has added a third batch of performers to play mentors and tributes from Suzanne Collins’ YA novel.
Festus Creed, a mentor to a tribute from District 4, will be played by Max Raphael. Lysistrata Vickers, a mentor to a District 12 tribute, will be played by Zoe Renee. The mentor to a District 7 homage, Pliny “Pup” Harrington, will be played by Ayomide Adegun. The homage from District 10’s mentor, Domita Whimsiwick, will be portrayed by Kaitlyn Akinpelumi. Wovey, a tribute from District 8, will be portrayed by Sofia Sanchez, while Vipsania Sickle, a mentor to a tribute from District 7, will be portrayed by Amélie Hoeferle.
The prequel will presently be seen in theaters on November 17, 2023.