*Lenny Kravitz landed a part in one of the most anticipated movie adaptations in Hollywood – “The Hunger Games” — but says he had never heard of the book trilogy upon which the film is based.
“I hadn’t read the book yet, so I didn’t know what it was,” Kravitz told Rolling Stone of Suzanne Collins’ best sellers. “I go out and get the book, read it — oh, wow,” he said, adding that he’s halfway through “Catching Fire,” the second book.
As previously reported, Kravitz is set to play Cinna, a stylist who becomes a crucial ally to Katniss (Jennifer Lawrence) as she participates in the Hunger Games, which sees 24 teenagers fight to the death, with one victor.
“I’m really excited to be playing Cinna,” he said. “Reading the book, I’m seeing everything — the Capitol, the arena, all this stuff. This world is going to be incredible.”
Directed by Gary Ross, the film open in March.
Meanwhile, Kravitz is set to release his next album, “Black and White America,” on Aug. 30.