Rachel Zegler Won't Be Doing This In 'The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds & Snakes'

Rachel Zegler Won't Be Doing This In 'The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds & Snakes'

There’s one thing Rachel Zegler is not doing in the upcoming The Hunger Games prequel movie…

The 21-year-old Shazam and West Side Story star is of course playing District 12 tribute Lucy Gray Baird in The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes, who if you didn’t know, is a singer who uses her voice as protest.

In the upcoming movie, she will be singing and performing, but you won’t catch her lip-syncing!

Keep reading to learn more…

Dave Cobb did the music and he is incredible. His songs are earworms. They stick in your head. They’re beautiful,” producer Nina Jacobson told Variety. “Rachel often would opt not to do playback, and just sing it live. Often, after they would call cut, people would just go bananas clapping!”

Rachel‘s live vocals will actually be featured in the movie!

In response to this news on Twitter, with an account saying she chose to sing live, Rachel excitedly responded, “YES SHE DID!!!!!!”

There is a moment the producer teased she’s excited for people to see, “The big finale moment…un-f–king-believable. Her voice is jaw-dropping.”

Director Francis Lawrence also teased what the music in the film is like.

“[Author] Suzanne Collins is a country music aficionado and she has a vast knowledge of country music. Because District 12 is West Virginia, we sort of leaned toward the Appalachian sound,” he said.

In case you somehow missed it, the trailer for The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes just debuted at CinemaCon this week. Check it out here!

The upcoming prequel movie is set to hit theaters this November.

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