*Lenny Kravitz has joined the cast of “The Hunger Games” in a role that fanatics of Suzanne Collins’ best-selling trilogy have been anxious to see filled, according to the Hollywood Reporter.
The actor-musician will play Cinna, the fashion stylist assigned to Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) as she prepares to take part in the Hunger Games. His stunning and unique designs play an integral role in her performance in the Games.
“When I saw Lenny’s work in ‘Precious,’ I was just knocked out,” director Gary Ross said. “It was quiet and strong and understated and open-hearted: all qualities which define this character.”
As previously reported, Latarsha Rose was cast last week as Portia, the stylist to Katniss’ fellow District 12 tribute Peeta (Josh Hutcherson).
Also, Amandla Stenberg and Dayo Okeniyi were cast earlier this month as District 11 tributes, Rue and Thresh, respectively.
Kravitz, meanwhile, is set to release his ninth studio album, “Black and White America,” on Aug. 30.