Lenny Kravitz has landed the role of Cinna in ‘The Hunger Games’
Lionsgate has announced via the “The Hunger Games” Facebook account that mega rocker Lenny Kravitz has landed the role of Cinna in the film adaption of Suzanne Collins’ dystopian novel. I know many were pining for American Idol hopeful ‘Adam Lambert,’ but a REAL rocker will have to do.
In a not-too-distant future, North America has collapsed, weakened by drought, fire, famine, and war, to be replaced by Panem, a country divided into the Capitol and 12 districts. Each year, two young representatives from each district are selected by lottery to participate in The Hunger Games. Part entertainment, part brutal intimidation of the subjugated districts, the televised games are broadcasted throughout Panem as the 24 participants are forced to eliminate their competitors, literally, with all citizens required to watch. When 16-year-old Katniss’ young sister, Prim, is selected as the mining district’s female representative, Katniss volunteers to take her place. She and her male counterpart, Peeta, the son of the town baker who seems to have all the fighting skills of a lump of bread dough, will be pitted against bigger, stronger representatives who have trained for this their whole lives.
Summary written by Suzanne Collins
In the book, Cinna is Katniss’ (Jennifer Lawrence) stylist for the 74th annual Hunger Games. It is Cinna’s first year as a stylist and his ambitious costumes help Katniss win over the audience. While Katniss has a general distaste for the Capitol citizens, she develops a strong friendship with Cinna and he demonstrates a genuine concern for her well-being in the games.
Also starring in the eagerly anticipated film are Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Elizabeth Banks, Woody Harrelson and Stanley Tucci to name a few.
Kravitz previously starred in “The Rugrats Movie” and “Precious” as Nurse John. Always the busy man, he also has two other projects in the works – “The Blind Bastard Club” and “Selma” due out later next year.
The Gary Ross helmed “The Hunger Games” which has built up a lot of hype is set to hit the big screen on Mar. 23, 2012.