Coldplay Releasing Hunger Games Soundtrack Single
British band have contributed a track to movie sequel Catching Fire...
The hugely successful British band have not previously recorded a track specifically for a movie, but that has changed with their latest single Atlas - which is set for release on 26 August.
Movie studio Lionsgate broke the news in a statement from director Francis Lawrence.
He said: "I have great respect and admiration for Coldplay, and we are thrilled with how well they have connected to the themes and ideas within the film.
"Their unwavering passion and excitement for the project elevated the collaboration even further, and we can't wait to share this music with audiences around the world."
And Lionsgate's head of film music Tracy McKnight revealed that the band had a personal link to the franchise, saying: "We are so honoured that Coldplay, one of the iconic rock bands of our generation, will perform the first song out on the new soundtrack.
"Knowing that Chris Martin is a fan of the books makes this even more meaningful. The Coldplay single underscores the stature of recording artists we've assembled for this powerful soundtrack."
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire hits cinemas on 22 November this year.