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Coldplay Writes Song for ‘Catching Fire’ Soundtrack

Seven-time Grammy Award-winning band Coldplay (pictured, via) will release a song called “Atlas” for the Catching Fire soundtrack.

Lead singer Chris Martin tweeted a photo of the handwritten lyrics (embedded below),  lyrics based on the second book in Suzanne Collins‘ Hunger Games series.

“Atlas” will be released as a digital download on August 26th.

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Lauren Berger Writes New Book for Young People Entering "Real World"

Lauren Berger Welcome to the Real WorldCareer Expert, Lauren Berger, releases her second book, Welcome to the Real World: Finding Your Place, Perfecting Your Work, and Turning Your Job Into Your Dream Career (Harper Business), on April 22nd. In this book, Berger shares everything she wishes someone told her after graduation. Her book is the essential guide to anyone starting their first, second, or third job. She encourages readers to be fearless, step outside of their comfort zones, and go after what they want.

New ‘Catching Fire’ Trailer Released

Lionsgate has released a new trailer for The Hunger Games: Catching Fire film adaptation. We’ve embedded the video above–what do you think?

The trailer offers fans glimpses of Panem’s rebellious uprisings and a first look at some of the new characters training for the 75th Quarter Quell event. It premiered during a Hunger Games film panel at this year’s San Diego Comic Con.

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Julianne Moore May Join ‘The Hunger Games’ Film Cast

Deadline reports that filmmaker Francis Lawrence is hoping to cast Academy Award-nominated actress Julianne Moore for the final two Hunger Games films.

Moore might play Alma Coin in the two-part adaptation of Suzanne Collins‘ Mockingjay.

Many Hunger Games fans would characterize Coin as a pragmatic, controlling, and ruthless politician. Moore (pictured, via) won a Golden Globe for portraying an infamous political personality in the HBO movie, Game Change; former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin.

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Francis Lawrence to Direct ‘Catching Fire’

The New York Times reports that filmmaker Francis Lawrence has come on board as the director for the next installment of The Hunger Games movie series, Catching Fire. Lawrence started off his Hollywood career directing music videos. He has since progressed on to movies including literary adaptations such as Constantine (2005) and Water for Elephants (2011).

Here’s more from the article: “Mr. Lawrence said in a statement that he ‘fell in love with the characters’ of Ms. Collins’s novels, as well as ‘the themes and the world she created,’ adding that ‘this chapter opens all of these elements up in such a thrilling, emotional and surprising way.’” MTV reports that star actors Liam Hemsworth and Josh Hutcherson feel sad that Gary Ross did not sign up to direct the sequel film. However, they both look forward to working with Lawrence.

Lawrence is not the only new addition to The Hunger Games movie crew. Simon Beaufoy, the Oscar-winning screenwriter who adapted Slumdog Millionaire (2008), penned the first draft of the script for Catching Fire. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Lionsgate is negotiating with Michael Arndt, the Oscar-winning screenwriter behind Little Miss Sunshine (2006), to polish Beaufoy’s draft.

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