Lenny Kravitz to Play Cinna in Hunger Games
The latest round of Hunger Games casting is a big one: rocker-turned-actor Lenny Kravitz will take on the role of Cinna, the film's Facebook page announced.
Cinna is a beloved character among the series' readers. He's responsible for styling protagonist Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) in opulent outfits for her participation in the story's televised battle royale. Latarsha Rose and Brooke Bundy recently were cast as Cinna's fellow stylists.
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"When I saw Lenny's work in Precious, I was just knocked out," director Gary Ross said, according to The Hollywood Reporter. "It was quiet and strong and understated and open-hearted: all qualities which define this character."
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Kravitz joins Stanley Tucci, Elizabeth Banks, Wes Bentley, Woody Harrelson and Paula Malcomson in the group of grown-ups who fill out the story centered on kids from 12 to 18 fighting to the death in front of a dystopian United States. The Hunger Games is scheduled to hit theaters March 23, 2012.