T Bone Burnett and Danny Elfman to Score The Hunger Games

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Lionsgate revealed yesterday that the upcoming film adaptation of Suzanne Collins’ The Hunger Games will be scored by two music titans.

Grammy-winning producer T Bone Burnett and award-winning composer Danny Elfman will collaborate on music for the film. Burnett will also produce songs for the film and soundtrack as executive music producer.

Lionsgate’s head of film music Tracy McKnight said in a statement that the film is a “special property.”

“It has worldwide mass appeal, but it’s also sophisticated, cerebral, soulful and rebellious,” she said. “We needed a composer who can translate these qualities musically, and we have not one but two incredible artists in an absolutely thrilling first time ever collaboration.”

The Hunger Games , which stars Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Elizabeth Banks, Liam Hemsworth and Woody Harrelson, is set to release March 23, 2012.

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