Conor McPherson, the five-time Tony nominee behind the performs Lady From the North Nation and The Seafarer, has been set to adapt right into a straight play the primary novel and movie of Suzanne Collins‘ trilogy The Hunger Games. It will mark the franchise’s first-ever reside stage adaptation, and a fall 2024 debut in London is deliberate.
London veteran Matthew Dunster (2:22 – A Ghost Story, Hangmen, The Pillowman) has been set to direct the play, which is shifting ahead with the blessing of Collins, who wrote the now four-novel collection that have been tailored for the display and starred Jennifer Lawrence. The fourth novel, The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes, is a prequel and its movie adaptation starring Rachel Zegler, Tom Blyth, Viola Davis and Hunter Schafer, hits cinemas subsequent month with Francis Lawrence returning to direct.
McPherson is adapting each the primary e-book and its movie model into the play, which is being produced by Tristan Baker & Charlie Parsons for Runaway Leisure, Oliver Royds for BOS Productions and Isobel David, by association with Lionsgate.
“I’m very excited to be collaborating with the amazing team of Conor McPherson and Matthew Dunster as they bring their dynamic and innovative interpretation of The Hunger Games to the London stage,” Collins mentioned in a press launch right now saying the undertaking.
The play’s inventive staff are Miriam Buether (set designer), Moi Tran (costume designer), Charlotte Broom (choreographer), Lucy Carter (lighting designer), Ian Dickinson for Autograph (sound designer), Tal Rosner (video designer), Kev McCurdy (battle director), John Maddox for Suspended Illusions (performer flying), Amy Ball (casting director) and Gary Beestone (manufacturing supervisor).
The Starvation Video games, with three novels within the collection together with the primary, Catching Hearth after which Mockingjay, has grossed practically $3 billion in world field workplace with its movie diversifications launched from 2012-2015. Lionsgate’s newest installment of the movie franchise, The Ballad of Songbirds & Snakes, hits theaters November 17.
Set in a dystopian future, The Starvation Video games ignite an exciting battle for survival, the place 24 younger tributes are pitted in opposition to one another in a lethal enviornment. Katniss Everdeen (performed by Lawrence within the movie collection), a fearless and resourceful heroine, emerges as a logo of rebel as she fights not just for her life however for the hope of a nation oppressed by a ruthless Capitol.
“To receive Suzanne Collins’ blessing to adapt The Hunger Games for the stage is both humbling and inspiring,” McPherson mentioned. “She has created a classic story which continues to resonate now more than ever. In a world where the truth itself seems increasingly up for grabs, The Hunger Games beautifully expresses values of resilience, self-reliance and independent moral inquiry for younger people especially. This is turbo charged storytelling of the highest order and I’m hugely excited to bring it to a new generation of theatre goers and to Suzanne Collins’ longstanding and devoted fans.”
Mentioned Dunster: “This might be the most exciting work call I’ve ever had. As soon as the producers said the title, I just said ‘Stop! I’m in’. I loved the Lionsgate film and the brutal and emotional power of this dystopian classic. My children had their heads in the books at the time (it’s definitely the only work call of mine they’ve been excited about) so I stole them and I came to appreciate the beauty of Suzanne Collins’ storytelling. And then to add one of our greatest living playwrights, Conor McPherson, and experience him honouring the voice of Katniss Everdeen so rigorously has been a great privilege. This is theatre. It’s The Hunger Games in the theatre. And with the world class team we have put together we aim to do something that is fully immersed in the novel and the film but is uniquely, thrillingly theatrical.”