Following the announcement on Tuesday of the upcoming live-action Legend of Zelda movie, fans immediately began envisioning their ideal cast for the title role. A popular choice at the forefront of many lists is Hunter Schafer, known for her role in Euphoria.
During the London premiere of The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes, Schafer said that she’s come across the fan castings circulating on social media. “That would be so cool,” Schafer said about playing Zelda in the live-action film. “I love the game, personally. I played it as a kid and I still play it now. Who knows! That would be pretty cool.”
In a previous interview with ET, Schafer had conveyed her interest in portraying Princess Zelda. “I mean yeah, that would be cool. I played that video game a bunch when I was a kid. That’s such a good game.”
The gaming legend Shigeru Miyamoto took to Nintendo’s official X/Twitter account to write, “This is Miyamoto. I have been working on the live-action film of The Legend of Zelda for many years now with Avi Arad-san, who has produced many mega hit films.”
He continued, “I have asked Avi-san to produce this film with me, and we have now officially started the development of the film with Nintendo itself heavily involved in the production. It will take time until its completion, but I hope you look forward to seeing it.”
In The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes, premiering in theaters on Nov. 17, Schafer takes on the role of Tigris Snow. Rachel Zegler leads the cast as Lucy Gray Baird, the female tribute from District 12 for the 10th annual Hunger Games. Tom Blyth plays a young Coriolanus Snow, who becomes enamored with Lucy Gray after serving as her mentor. The film also features performances by Josh Andrés Rivera, Peter Dinklage, Jason Schwartzman, and Viola Davis.