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Viola Davis will play villain in new ‘Hunger Games’ prequel

Viola Davis
FILE – In this Sept. 9, 2018, file photo, Viola Davis poses for a portrait at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel during the Toronto International Film Festival in Toronto. The new issue of “Vanity Fair,” featuring a powerful image of Oscar-winning actor Davis, marks the first time the publication has featured the work of a Black photographer on its cover. The issue hits newsstands on July 21, 2020. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)

Viola Davis has been cast as the Head Gamemaker.

Via Variety:

“The Lionsgate movie is based on the 2020 book of the same name, which takes place decades before the adventures of Katniss Everdeen in “The Hunger Games.” The prequel story is focused on 18-year-old Snow, who eventually becomes the tyrannical leader of the dystopia known as Panem. In “The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes,” he’s chosen to be mentor during the 10th Hunger Games, a televised event in which teenagers are chosen via lottery to fight to the death.”

“Davis, who is playing Volumnia Gaul, the mastermind of the diabolical teen death-match, will star opposite Tom Blyth as young Coriolanus Snow, Rachel Zegler as tribute Lucy Gray Baird, Hunter Schafer as Snow’s cousin and confidante Tigris Snow and Peter Dinklage as Academy dean Casca Highbottom.”