Taylor Swift previews song from 'The Hunger Games' soundtrack
Taylor Swift gave a sneak preview of her music video for "Safe & Sound," which will appear on the soundtrack for "The Hunger Games."
"So excited for Grammys on Sunday. So excited for the Safe and Sound video premiere Monday on MTV!" Swift wrote on Twitter on February 10, with a still from the music video.
Swift is slated to be one of the performers at the 2012 Grammy Awards on Sunday, February 12 and is up for three awards, including Country Album of the Year. Swift already has four Grammy Awards under her belt.
In the music video, which is "The Hunger Games" lead single, will debut in full on Monday. The video shows Swift walking through a forest in a long white gown.
The video also offered a glimpse of her accompaniment, Joy Williams and John Paul White of The Civil Wars. The band is also nominated for two Grammy Awards this year, including Best Folk Album for "Barton Hollow" and Best Country Duo Performance for the album's title track.
"Safe & Sound" was recorded in the home studio of producer T Bone Burnett. The song was co-written by Swift, Williams and White.
"The Hunger Games," which is the film adaptation of the popular novel by Suzanne Collins is slated to hit theaters on March 23, 2012.
"Hunger Games" is the first book in the trilogy of novels based around the character Katniss Everdeen, who will be played by "Winter's Bone" actress Jennifer Lawrence.
Everdeen lives in the post-apocalyptic North America, which is now called Panem. In the book, the Hunger Games are an annual televised event put on by the government in Capitol city, where a boy and a girl from each district fight to the death.
The new photos also include new looks at co-stars Hutcherson and Liam Hemsworth. Josh Hutcherson, 19, stars as Peeta Mellark, a baker's son who competes for Everdeen's affections. The character accompanies Everdeen into the 74th annual Hunger Games as the boy chosen to fight from her district.
Meanwhile, 21-year-old Liam Hemsworth plays Gale Hawthorne, Everdeen's childhood friend who shares a "transcendent bond" with her.
On August 8, it was announced that the sequel for the film called "Catching Fire," based on the follow-up novel to "The Hunger Games," will be released on Nov. 22, 2013.
The films also stars Donald Sutherland as President Snow, Lenny Kravitz as Cinna who is Mallark and Everdeen's stylist for the Hunger Games, Woody Harrelson as their mentor Haymitch Abernathy and Elizabeth Banks, who takes on the role of Effie Trinket.
Watch the preview for Taylor Swift's "Safe & Sound" music video and a trailer for "The Hunger Games" below.