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“The Hunger Games”, one of the most successful sagas of recent years, and which crowned Jennifer Lawrence as the star world, you will have a new film in the form of a prequel, reported this Tuesday by u.s. media.

The studio Lionsgate, which led to the big screen the story of “The Hunger Games” by means of four films, unveiled its plans to adapt “The Ballad of Songbirds and Snake”, the new book that the author Suzanne Collins plans to publish the 19 of may.

Francis Lawrence, who directed three of the four films of “The Hunger Games”, will also go behind the camera in this new film.

The producer Nina Jacobson and screenwriter Michael Arndt will return in addition to the saga.

“The wait for the new book of Suzanne has been worth it,” said the president of Lionsgate, Joe Drake.

“Offers everything fans could expect from ‘The Hunger Games’ and, in addition, opens new paths and presents an overview of characters completely new,” he added.

“Lionsgate has always been the home in the film ‘The Hunger Games’ and I am delighted to be back working with them with this new book”, he said, for his part, Collins.

For now there is no news on names for the cast of “The Ballad of Songbirds and Snake”, which will revolve around the youth of the villainous Coriolanus Snow, who in the tapes earlier and already as an adult was played by Donald Sutherland.

“The Hunger Games” (2012), the only one of all the movies that directed by Gary Ross, opened a saga dystopian trend in Hollywood (later would other similar proposals as “Divergent” or “the Maze Runner”) and triumphed with Jennifer Lawrence as the protagonist, and 694 million dollars of revenue worldwide (on a budget of 78 million).

Francis Lawrence took the reins thereafter and addressed the three following tapes: “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” (2013), “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1” (2014) and “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2” (2015).

In total, the four tapes got almost 3,000 million dollars at the box office.