As soon as it was announced on Tuesday that a live-action “Legend of Zelda” movie was in the works, fans began casting for the lead role. At the top of many list? “Euphoria” star Hunter Schiffer. At the London premiere of The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes on Thursday night, Schiffer confirmed she saw fan picks circulating on social media.
“That would be so cool,” Schiffer said of playing Zelda in the live-action film. “I love the game, personally. I played it when I was a kid and I still play it now. Who knows! That would be cool.”
Schiffer had previously expressed interest in playing Princess Zelda, saying in: Interview with E.T“I mean yeah, that would be cool. I played that video game a lot when I was a kid. This is a good one.”
The “Legend of Zelda” movie was announced by Nintendo game developer Shigeru Miyamoto, who wrote on X (formerly Twitter), “I’ve been working on a live-action movie for The Legend of Zelda for many years now with Avi Arad -San, who has produced many successful films. I asked Avi-san to produce this film with me, and we have now officially begun development on the film with Nintendo itself heavily involved in the production. It will take some time to complete, but I hope you’ll look forward to seeing it .
Maze Runner director Wes Ball is directing the adaptation, while Jurassic World screenwriter Derek Connolly is writing the script. After news spread about the live-action movie, diverse The cast has made our picks for who should play hero Link, with guesses ranging from Jacob Tremblay to Kodi Smit-McPhee.
Schiffer stars as Tigris Snow in The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes, which premieres in theaters on November 17. Rachel Ziegler stars in the film as Lucy Gray Bird, the woman from District 12 in the 10th Annual Hunger Games, alongside Tom Blythe. He plays young Coriolanus Snow, who becomes infatuated with Lucy Gray after serving as her mentor. The film stars Josh Andres Rivera, Peter Dinklage, Jason Schwartzman, and Viola Davis.
Since SAG-AFTRA reached a tentative agreement with AMPTP on Wednesday and the 118-day actors’ strike officially ended on Thursday, the stars of “The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes” have been able to promote additional upcoming projects. “Songbirds and Snakes” previously signed a tentative agreement with SAG-AFTRA, as it is backed by non-AMPTP affiliate Lionsgate.
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