Lenny Kravitz Scores “Hunger Games” Gig

Posted Tuesday May 24, 2011 10:05 AM GMT

He’s best known for his 1970s throwback-style rock and roll, but Lenny Kravitz is looking to stretch his acting legs in “The Hunger Games.”

The “Are You Gonna Go My Way” singer has been cast in the role of Cinna, a fashion stylist assigned to Jennifer Lawrence’s character Katniss Everdeen.

And Cinna plays an important part in getting Katniss prepared to compete, as his stunning and unique designs are essential to her performance in the Games.

Director Gary Ross told press, "When I saw Lenny's work in Precious, I was just knocked out. It was quiet and strong and understated and open-hearted: all qualities which define this character."

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