Lorde to Curate ‘Mockingjay’ Soundtrack

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Every book series that has been turned into a film franchise has had the good fortune of getting fantastic artists to contribute music to the soundtrack.

It was announced today that The Hunger Games–Mockingjay Part 1 has gotten one of the hottest artist of the last year to curate the soundtrack for the film; Lorde.

The New Zealand songstress announced that she would not only be working on the music for the third installation of the Jennifer Lawrence staring film, but she will also contribute an original song to the record which will also be the lead single.

“Curating the soundtrack for such a hotly-anticipated film was a challenge, but I jumped at the chance,” said Lorde in a press release.

“The cast and story are an inspiration for all musicians participating and as someone with cinematic leanings, being privy to different creative process has been a unique experience. I think the soundtrack is definitely going to surprise people.”

The soundtracks for the first two installations of the franchise (The Hunger Games and The Hunger Games: Catching Fire) have garnered contributions from artists such as The National, Imagine Dragons, Coldplay, The Arcade Fire, Patti Smith, Ellie Goulding, Christina Aguilera, Maroon 5 and many more.

As if curating a record to one of the most anticipated films wasn’t enough pressure, the singer revealed earlier that she is currently working on a new album that will be different from her breakthrough record, Pure Heroine.

She revealed that the new sounds can be contributed to how she has grown as an artist and writer.

The Mockingjay Goes to Work in New ‘Hunger Games’ Trailer

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We already know the “Mockingjay Lives” and that Peeta and Johanna have been brainwashed by the Capitol, but now, we officially have gotten the first look at The Hunger Games–Mockingjay Part 1

The film, which will be released this upcoming November, continues the story from Catching Fire after Peeta (Josh Hutcherson) and Johanna (Jena Malone) get taken from the arena after the Quarter Quell and turned into Capitol Zombies. 

Unlike the previous Capitol updates we have seen which have been bright and shiny, the first official trailer is dark and picks up right where Catching Fire left off. We are introduced to President Coin (Julianne Moore) as she speaks to Plutarch Heavensbee (the late Philip Seymour Hoffman) about Katniss and her role in taking down the Capitol. Coin is insistent that the games “destroyed her” while Heavensbee is positive that she can do her job. 

Towards the end of the clip we (finally) see Katniss with a group of teenagers in which they ask her if she will be fighting alongside them. To that question, her answer is “I am. I will.”

Long live the Mockingjay. Watch the trailer below. 

The Hunger Games–Mockingjay Part 1 hits theaters on November 21.

“The Mockingjay Lives” in the New ‘Hunger Games’ Trailer

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The Hunger Games: Mockingjay–Part 2 has officially wrapped filming, much to the sadness of fans of the book/film franchise, but that doesn’t mean that sadness is everywhere.

Last week, we received the first trailer for Mockingjay–Part 1 which finds President Snow in a white room, on a white throne, wearing white, speaking to the people of Panem about “being one” and “unity” after what happen during the last film.

Standing next to him is Peeta, looking like the brainwashed (and scary) drone he is slated to become in the upcoming film.

Today brought to us a new trailer for the film which will be released in theaters this coming November. In this trailer, President Snow is once again on his white throne in the white room, dressed in white with Peeta next to him dressed in white as well. On Snow’s other side, normally bad-ass Johanna Mason is subdued and dressed in white as well, like a trained animal.

As Snow begins his announcement, we see the transmission go weak and eventually be replaced by Beetee, live from District 13, telling the nation that “The Mockingjay Lives.”

We got chills from the sheer creepiness and excitement.

Check out the new trailer as well as the first below.

Trailer #2: “The Mockingjay Lives”

Trailer #1: President Snow and Peeta

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay–Part 1 hits theaters on November 21, just in time for Thanksgiving