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  • 1 August 2014, 7:26

Lorde To Curate Hunger Games Film Soundtrack

Award-winning singer Lorde is to curate the music for the next installment of The Hunger Games, due out in November.

The 17-year-old New Zealander, who dominated the charts in 2013 with Royals, will hand-pick the artists who will feature on the soundtrack for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1.

She will also record the film's first single, which she revealed she has already written with songwriting partner Joel Little.

"I am so pleased and proud to have been announced the sole curator of the soundtrack for MOCKINGJAY - PART 1," she told her 1.94 million followers.

The Hunger Games franchise, based on the books by Suzanne Collins, has become a global phenomenon.

The films star Jennifer Lawrence as the survivor of a reality TV contest in a dystopian future.

Picking Lorde dovetails with the franchise's core demographic - teenagers and young adults.

"I sat down with Lorde on the set of Mockingjay this spring and I was immediately struck by how she so innately understood what we, as both fans and film-makers, were trying to accomplish with the film," said director Francis Lawrence.

"I can't wait to share what she's done with the fans - it is truly remarkable."

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