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Bruno Mars Featured on New 'Twilight' Soundtrack

Also: Iron and Wine, Joy Formidable, Theophilus London

September 27, 2011 3:30 PM ET
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The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part One
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Bruno Mars will be featured on the soundtrack to Breaking Dawn Part 1, the fourth movie in the Twilight series. The R&B crooner has recorded a new number called "It Will Rain" for the disc, which will hit stores on November 8th. The song will be something of a departure from the usual tone  of the music for the series, which has leaned heavily towards grim balladry and dour indie rock.

Photos: Rockers in 'Twilight'
In addition to the Mars tune, the soundtrack will include cuts by Christina Perri, the Joy Formidable, the Belle Brigade, Theophilus London and Mia Maestro, who will also be featured in the film as an actor. The disc will also feature a new recording of Iron and Wine's song "Flightless Bird, American Mouth," which was included in its original form on the soundtrack for the first movie in the series.

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