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The Hunger Games: Catching Fire November
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The first song Coldplay has ever written and recorded for a film is the lead single for Lionsgate’s “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire,” the second film in the “Hunger Games” series. The single, “Atlas,” arrived Aug. 26.
As with the first “Hunger Games” soundtrack, artists were asked to write songs based on the books and its characters. “The Hunger Games: Songs From District 12 and Beyond” hit No. 1 on the Billboard 200, selling more than 175,000 copies in it first week (according to Nielsen SoundScan) and becoming the first soundtrack to top the chart since November 2009. Its single, Taylor Swift’s “Safe & Sound” featuring the Civil Wars, won the Grammy Award for best song written for visual media.
For “Catching Fire,” music supervisor Alexandra Patsavas has taken over assembling the tracks for the album. The Coldplay track and either one or two other songs from the soundtrack will be used in the film; otherwise the soundtrack is an “inspired by” collection of new tunes. The production of each track is being handled individually by the artists.
Lionsgate and Republic expect to announce the full track list in September, and no overlap is expected among the artists featured on the first soundtrack, which T Bone Burnett oversaw. “Catching Fire,” directed by respected music video director Francis Lawrence, will open Nov. 22. The soundtrack will be available prior to its release.