In "The Ballad of Songbirds & Snakes," Rachel Zegler plays Lucy Gray Baird and Tom Blyth stars as young Coriolanus Snow. Hunter Schafer plays Snow's cousin Tigris Snow. Josh Andrés Rivera, who starred in "West Side Story" with Zegler, portrays Sejanus Plinth, Coriolanus's friend. Additionally, Peter Dinklage plays Casca Highbottom, dean of the Academy, and Viola Davis stars as Dr. Volumnia Gaul, the head gamemaker. The film's trailer also revealed that Jason Schwartzman plays Lucretius "Lucky" Flickerman, Hunger Games host and ancestor of Stanley Tucci's Caesar Flickerman in the original films.
According to Deadline, others in the film's cast include Fionnula Flanagan, who will star as young Coriolanus's strict grandmother, Grandma'am; Isobel Jesper Jones as Mayfair Lipp, daughter of the mayor of District 12; Flora Li Thiemann as Livia Carden, a mentor to a tribute from District 1; Honour Gillies as Barb Azure; Eike Onyambu as Tam Amber; Konstantin Taffet as Clerk Carmine; Burn Gorman as Commander Hoff; Scott Folan as Beanpole; Carl Spencer as Smiley; and Michael Greco and Daniela Grubert as Strabo Plinth and Mrs. Plinth, respectively — wealthy parents to Sejanus Plinth, Coriolanus's best friend.