Viola Davis joins ‘Songbirds and Snakes’ as main villain

Viola Davis as Amanda Waller in the DCEU

Everything looks set and ready to take off hunger Games prefix, Song of songbirds and snakes The cast has been expanded to include the Academy Award winner Viola Davis. Davis is set to further fortify an already huge team featuring Peter Dinklage (Game of thrones), Schaffer hunter (trance), Tom BlythAnd the Rachel Ziegler. Davis will portray the villain, as Dr. Voluminia Gaul described as the number one playmaker at the tenth annual Hunger Games. Recognition of Davis’ acting prowess, President of Lionsgate Motion Picture Group Nathan Kahane He said of Davis’ choice:

“The Hunger Games movies have always been elevated by exceptional cast, and we are thrilled to continue that tradition with Viola Davis as Volumnia Gaul. Her massive and powerful presence will add layers of complexity and danger to this story.”

Francis Lawrence former manager hunger Games Films that will return to the director’s chair for the upcoming pre-screening have also expressed enthusiasm for working with Davis. He described Davis’ role of Dr. Gaul as “cruel because it is as creative and intimidating as it is formidable”. Lawrence added that the production team had long set their sights on Davis for the role “because of the wit and the subtle layered emotion you bring to each role.” Another addition: “A witty and eccentric strategist, Gaul plays an instrumental role in shaping a young Coriolanus Snow the man he would become. We are very fortunate to have an actor with the extraordinary Viola range and fantastic presence to play such a pivotal role.”

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Viola Davis has directed a string of roles since starting her career in 1992. Davis is no stranger to villainous roles, having portrayed the formidable Amanda Waller in David Eyre‘s suicide squad. Perhaps her worst role was that of a serial killer in an episode of Law & Order: Criminal Intent. Before being seen as an opponent in hunger Games Prequel, Davis will be seen as the protagonist in the upcoming historical drama, woman king You will play as General Naniska, the leader of an all-women army, an Agoje from the African Kingdom of Dahomey as they fight to fend off Western powers that seek to disrupt their way of life.

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From stage to screen, Davis has an enviable list of accolades for showing off her incredible talent. She has won an Emmy, two Tony Awards, and an Oscar, making her the only black American to have won the Triple Crown in acting. Song of songbirds and snakes It will be produced by Nina Jacobson And her partner Brad Simpson with the director, Lawrence also serves as co-producer. Executive producers include hunger Games author Susan Collins And the Tim Ballin.

Song of songbirds and snakes It is scheduled to be released on November 17, 2023. You can read the official synopsis and check out the trailer below:

Years before the tyrannical chief of Panem, 18-year-old Coriolanus Snow is the last hope of his fading lineage, a once proud family who fell from their post-war capitol position. With the 10th annual Hunger Games fast approaching, little Snow feels Panicked when he’s assigned to direct girl Lucy Gray Bird, the girl from impoverished District 12, but after Lucy Gray grabs all of Banem’s attention by singing defiantly during a harvest party, Snow thinks he might be able to turn the odds in their favor by uniting their instincts to… Appearing and newfound political intelligence, Snow and Lucy’s race against time for survival will eventually reveal who the songbird and the serpent are.”

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