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Danny Elfman won’t score ‘Hunger Games’

Composer ankles project over scheduling; James Newton Howard steps in

Composer Danny Elfman is leaving Lionsgate’s “The Hunger Games” because of scheduling conflicts and is being replaced by James Newton Howard.

Lionsgate, which had no comment on the development, had announced in July that Elfman and T Bone Burnett would collarorate on the score with Burnett also serving as the film’s executive music producer. Burnett is continuing his full involvement in “Hunger Games,” as previously announced

Elfman is currently completing work on Sony’s “Men in Black III” and Tim Burton’s “Dark Shadows” for Warner Bros. Howard’s credits include “The Dark Knight,” “Defiance,” “Blood Diamond” and “Michael Clayton.”

A source close to the situation indicated that the transition will be seamless and the post production schedule won’t be impacted.

Pic is directed by Gary Ross and stars Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Elizabeth Banks, Liam Hemsworth and Woody Harrelson.

Domestic launch is set for March 23 as the first of four films based on Suzanne Collins’ futuristic fantasy novels.

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