Josh Andres Rivera is the latest to join The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes!
The West Side Story actor will be joining his former co-stars and IRL girlfriend Rachel Zegler in the upcoming Hunger Games prequel, Deadline reveals.
After the news was announced, Rachel shared on her Instagram story, “never been prouder of someone in my life lemme tell you.” Awww!
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Josh has been cast to portray Sejanus Plinth, a close friend of young Coriolanus Snow, and the mentor to a tribute from District 2.
Here’s a synopsis: Years before he would become the tyrannical President of Panem, 18-year-old Coriolanus Snow (Tom Blyth) is the last hope for his fading lineage, a once-proud family that has fallen from grace in a post-war Capitol. With the 10th annual Hunger Games fast approaching, the young Snow is alarmed when he is assigned to mentor Lucy Gray Baird (Zegler), the girl tribute from impoverished District 12.
But, after Lucy Gray commands all of Panem’s attention by defiantly singing during the reaping ceremony, Snow thinks he might be able to turn the odds in their favor. Uniting their instincts for showmanship and newfound political savvy, Snow and Lucy’s race against time to survive will ultimately reveal who is a songbird, and who is a snake.
Francis Lawrence returns to the franchise to direct the film, based on the novel by Suzanne Collins.
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