It looks like the rumors surrounding Rachel Zegler‘s next major production were real as Variety has just broken the news that she will be joining the upcoming The Hunger Games prequel, The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes. The actress recently teased that she may have a role with a tweet last Monday night where the first letters spell out the main character’s name, Lucy Gray Baird.
Now that the news has officially dropped, she confirmed that it was indeed an intentional tweet to catch people’s attention. The film will adapt the book by the same name which was published in 2020 by Suzanne Collins. It explores the early days of Coriolanus Snow, who would eventually become the tyrannical ruler of Panem and the one to make Katniss Everdeen’s life a living hell.
The movie will explore Snow as he mentors Zegler‘s Lucy Gray Baird, who is a tribute from District 12 during the 10th Hunger Games. Gray sees in her the potential to unleash his own ambitions after she sings during the opening reaping ceremony. Zegler‘s history with musicals makes her the perfect choice for the role, as she just recently wrapped work on Shazam! Fury of the Gods is currently filming the live-action adaptation of Snow White for Disney.
Source: Twitter, Variety