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Music producer and recent Oscar winner T. Bone Burnett was walking a red carpet recently to support a movie that's 14 years old, taking part in the reunion of The Big Lebowski in New York on Tuesday. But MTV, always at the ready, had a scoopy question to ask Burnett about his work on the upcoming adaptation of The Hunger Games, the latest young-adult novel series to get the big movie franchise treatment. Even though The Hunger Games books take place in a dystopian future where teenagers are sent to fight to the death in an arena, music plays a huge part in the world as written by Suzanne Collins; our heroine Katniss (Jennifer Lawrence) has a beautiful singing voice that causes her fellow Hunger Games contestant Peeta (Josh Hutcherson) to fall in love with her on the first day of kindergarten, but when her father dies in a mining accident Katniss stops singing, on her way to becoming the hardened, prickly character we meet at the beginning of the book.

At one key moment in The Hunger Games, though, Katniss does sing a song we'll just call "Rue's Lullaby"-- if you've read the book, you're probably already tearing up thinking about it, and if you haven't, we won't spoil it for you any further. What Burnett confirmed to MTV on the red carpet is that Lawrence will indeed be singing the song in the film, and cryptically, promised "it'll be coming out soon"-- suggesting that maybe Summit will release the song separately as marketing for the movie, which hits in March? Or maybe he just means that the movie is coming out not that long from now, which I guess is true too. Here's the clip in question:



It's not much to go on, but it's nice to hear that Lawrence's vocal chops are up to par, and of course any chance to see T. Bone Burnett and his rockin' sunglasses is worth taking. If you're curious about the Lebowski reunion that happened after this red carpet interview, we've got video from the event here.
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