This may well be a moment of casting genius as Lionsgate have announced [via twitter] that musician and actor Lenny Kravitz [Precious] has been cast in the role of "Cinna" in the adaptation of Suzanne Collins' worldwide smash hit novel The Hunger Games. Hit the jump for the details.
Director Gary Ross commented: "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. I'm really looking forward to this ride." Cinna is Katniss Everdeen's [Jennifer Lawrence] fashion stylist for the ceremonial lead up to the horrendous 74th Annual "Hunger Games." Fans of the dystopian thriller know Cinna as the thoughtful and introspective stylist responsible for Katniss' signature "girl on fire" looks. If you have not read a copy of the book now pick one up for Christ's sake! Hats off to casting director Debra Zane.