Potsdam – According to PNN information, the preparations for another large-scale production have started at Studio Babelsberg: The “Hunger Games” are returning for part five. The Film Faces agency is currently looking for more than 2000 extras for the filming of the prequel to the successful series. “The Song of Birds and Snakes” is to be shot in late summer/autumn, the agency announced. The studio did not want to comment on the news on Wednesday – the company always ensures the utmost discretion when working with international partners.

The agency is looking for men between the ages of 20 and 50, hundreds of students between the ages of 16 and 19 and hundreds of people with a migration background between the ages of six and 70 residing in Brandenburg or Berlin. Interested men should be willing to shave and get a “military haircut”. Applications from people with physical disabilities are welcome.

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Exclusion criteria are colored hair, undercuts, solarium tan, artificial fingernails, piercings and visible tattoos. The extras are used on up to five days of shooting and are paid 105 to 120 euros for ten hours. You can register at www. agencyfilmfaces.de.

Rachel Zegler takes on the leading role

The team led by director Francis Lawrence had already relied on Babelsberg for the last “Hunger Games” films, and in 2014 the film was also shot in Krampnitz. The films are set in the dystopian state of Panem, where every year teenagers from twelve districts fight for life and death in an arena. Oscar winner Jennifer Lawrence is no longer in part five: Rachel Zegler (“West Side Story”) and Tom Blyth play the leading roles as young Coriolanus Snow – the later dictator of Panem.

Actor Tom Blyth.Photo: AFP

Meanwhile, the studio can officially confirm the thriller project “Role Play” with Kaley Cuoco and Billy Bob Thornton, as company spokeswoman Bianca Makarewicz said on Wednesday. Shooting starts in July.