The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songs & Snakes is the Prequel to Suzanne Collins‘ hit novel. The novel became a hit trilogy, and it spawned four movies. The Prequel will follow 64 years before Katniss Everdeen volunteered to become a tribute. Francis Lawrence will reprise directing the Prequel after making the first four movies. The Prequel will have the least likely protagonist. President Coriolanus Snow will be the main character. Donald Sutherland originally played him in the film, but a younger actor will play him this time. We will see Snow in his younger years before he got corrupted into a tyrant. Before he was an evil dictator, He was a young student who developed romantic feelings for Hunger Games Tribute Lucy Gray Baird. (Rachel Zegler from The West Side Story)
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I’m big on staying through movies until the closing credits end. I look out for all sorts of things, from mid-and-after-credits scenes to random jokes to the names of the people involved in making the movies. That’s how I came across my newest interview subject, Marian Green, whose name I saw listed among the stunt people for 1988’s Night Of The Demons when I recently viewed that cult classic on IMDB’s streaming service. I loved that movie, and seeing Marian’s name listed in the credits, I looked her up on IMDB.
Years before I knew the name of my newest interview subject, Ve Neill, I was witness to her work on some of the most enjoyable movies of my youth. From Beetlejuice (which won her the first of three Best Makeup Oscars) to Mrs. Doubtfire (which won her a second Best Makeup Oscar) to the Batman sequels, Ve Neill helped create some of the most memorable images the screen has ever seen. I’d been wanting to interview her about her life and work for several years now, and earlier this month, it finally happened. Join me as we talk about Ve’s life and work from the 70s to today and into the future.
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1 is scheduled to be released on November 21, 2014. With a loyal fanbase and a movie packed with powerful Hollywood stars, it will without question, be one of the top- grossing movies of 2014.