Grammy-winning singer-songwriter Lorde will write the first single for "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 1" and hand-pick the artists for the soundtrack, Lionsgate announced Thursday.
The 17-year-old New Zealand native, whose hit song "Royals" propelled her to international stardom and multiplatinum record sales, would seem to hit the demographic bull's-eye for "The Hunger Games" franchise, which is powered by another young female star in
Lorde, who previously contributed a track to
The soundtrack is set for release in the fall.
"Mockingjay — Part 1," which hits theaters Nov. 21, represents the third installment of the blockbuster film series based on
"The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 2" will conclude the series next year.