February 1, 2023

The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes, is a prequel to the popular book and film series. It will be directed by Francis Lawrence who previously directed the franchise’s Catching FireMockingjay Part One, and Mockingjay Part Two. It has been announced that an Emmy-winning member will be added to its cast.

Peter Dinklage attends the 71st Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater on September 22, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images)

According to Deadline, Peter Dinklage is set to join the growing cast of Lionsgate’s Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes. Dinklage will play Casca Highbottom, dean of the Academy. Dinklage will star in the film opposite Tom Blyth, who will play the young Coriolanus Snow, and Rachel Zegler, as tribute Lucy Gray Baird.

Peter Dinklage as Tyrion Lannister on Game of Thrones

Dinklage, who is best known for his acclaimed and Emmy-winning work as Tyrion Lannister on HBO’s global hit series Game of Thrones, has been very busy since GOT ended its run in 2018. He most recently starred as Cyrano. His upcoming work includes Brothers and She Came to Me

The film is set to release November 17, 2023.

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