Lionsgate reached a deal with SAG-AFTRA to allow the cast of The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes including Rachel Zegler to participate in promotion of the film in the lead up to its theatrical debut on November 17th.
Variety’s Rebecca Rubin and Angelique Jackson report, “The Hunger Games prequel The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes has received an interim agreement from SAG-AFTRA, which means that stars Zegler, Blyth, Viola Davis, Peter Dinklage and Hunter Schafer are allowed to promote the film before it premieres in theaters on Nov. 17.”
As for why Lionsgate was granted an interim agreement it’s unclear.
Nevertheless, Zegler has already begun promoting the film by sharing various film posters to her social media.
She also shared a statement that reads, “I am so beyond thankful to Lionsgate and SAG-AFTRA for working so hard throughout this strike to come to an agreement, allowing us to participate in press and promotion for our film, which comes to theaters on november 17.”
“Lionsgate’s efforts are proof that studios, big and small, can meet us in a place of fairness for their films and the people who work so hard to make them,” Zegler added.