SANTA MONICA, Calif., Jan. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Interscope Records will partner with Summit Entertainment, a LIONSGATE® (NYSE : LGF ) company, to release the Original Motion Picture Soundtrack to the futuristic action-adventure film Divergent on March 11, 2014. The soundtrack will feature a brand-new song by multi-platinum British singer/ songwriter Ellie Goulding, titled "Beating Heart" as well as songs from Goulding's sophomore album, Halcyon. Goulding will also contribute vocals for the film's score composed by Grammy® nominated and multi-platinum electronic artist Junkie XL and executive produced by Grammy® and Oscar®-winning composer Hans Zimmer (The Dark Knight, Inception).
The film, which is based on the bestselling novel Divergent by Veronica Roth and hailed as the most highly anticipated movie of 2014 by social media research firm Fizziology, will be released in theaters and on IMAX® screens nationwide on March 21st.
"We started working on the film with songs from Ellie Goulding's album Halcyon and soon found that the texture of her music and the tone of her voice matched perfectly with our film," said director, Neil Burger. "In many ways Ellie has become the inner voice of our heroine Tris."
In addition to "Beating Heart," the soundtrack album will feature new music by multi-platinum, Grammy® nominated artist Zedd (the track "Find You," featuring Matthew Koma and Miriam Bryant) and more artists to be announced soon.
North American fans can pre-order Divergent: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack exclusively at www.divergentsoundtrack.com starting Friday, January 24th. Pre-order bundle options include the soundtrack on 12" picture disc vinyl, as well as a pre-order exclusive poster with the names of fans who order, plus more to be announced soon.
Divergent is the first installment in the Divergent Trilogy, which were the top three (3) best-selling books of 2013 according to USA Today. The story is set within a future world where people are divided into distinct factions based on their personalities, and Tris Prior, played by Shailene Woodley, is warned she is Divergent and will never fit into any one group. When she discovers a conspiracy to destroy all Divergents, she must find out what makes being Divergent so dangerous before it's too late.
Divergent is directed by Neil Burger from a screenplay by Evan Daugherty and Vanessa Taylor, based on the novel by Veronica Roth. The film stars Shailene Woodley, Theo James, Ashley Judd, Jai Cortney, Ray Stevenson, Zoe Kravitz, Miles Teller, Tony Goldwyn, Ansel Elgort, Maggie Q, Mekhi Phifer, and Kate Winslet.
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