The big-screen adaptation of Suzanne Collins' blockbuster book "The Hunger Games" is really going to rock now that musician Lenny Kravitz has joined the cast.
Kravitz has signed on as Cinna, the fashion stylist who helps dress heroine Katniss Everdeen for the televised death matches, according to the Hollywood Reporter. It's Cinna's incredible designs that play a crucial role in how Katniss performs in the games.
"When I saw Lenny's work in 'Precious,' I was just knocked out," director Gary Ross said of Kravitz, who has also appeared in "The Diving Bell and the Butterfly" and "Zoolander." "It was quiet and strong and understated and open-hearted: all qualities which define this character."
"The Hunger Games," which stars Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss, Josh Hutcherson as her fellow competitor/love interest Peeta and Liam Hemsworth as her childhood friend Gale, is set for release on March 23, 2012.
dont listen to lenny dat much.but wat bout green day they are rock n roll legends!!!
oh he ROCKS!!
Who is going to play gale in the hunger games???? And the cracked jokes about kristie r amazing!!!!!!!!!!!
Cant stand him.....horrible singer and his voice/sound are outdated.
Should be good. The world is going to end on October 21st 2011, so we may not see it anyways.
I'm reading Hunger Games now, can hardly put it down. Lenny will be great in that role.
What worries me is how little time there is before the movie releases and they are still casting. I hope they have time to do it right.
These were without a doubt the most enjoyable books I have read in many, many years. I hope they don't screw up the movie. I wish there were 3 or 4 more of these books that went into the early days of the districts and the capital as they were starting the games for the first time. There is a lot of meat still on this bone for Suzanne Collins to chew on. Let's hope she is not done with this series even if Catniss and crew are not the main characters.
Since this was a Trilogy, there will not be any more books written. However, it is a great series and I agree it's one of the best I've read it quite some time!
He will fit right in playing the gay male hairdresser.
Sounds like someone's got a little crush....
I am almost done with Mockingjay and I think he would be a great fit for Cinna, now I am just waiting to see who plays President Snow, I think Tim Curry or Nathan Lane would be a good fit.
I could maybe see Tim Curry, but my choice for Pres Snow would be Inglorious B's star Christoph Waltz.
James Cromwell for President Snow!!!
Damn guys, wait till the movie comes out before passing judgement. Keep an open mind!
Finally, some casting that I am happy about! Just how I pictured Cinna!
What see you talking about Corbjin? Both of those movies were timeless. Limited only by their transformation from novel to movie.kravitz is already a talented actor, in the same vein as Will Smith.
What?! I love Lenny Kravitz the musician, but I don't see him as Cinna! What is wrong you people doing the casting?!! I think it would be better to cast a bunch of no names for this movie. I can only hope and pray that this movie is worth seeing come March 2012! P.S. Did any of the casting directors actually READ this book?! It doesn't seem like lit.
.....and sorry for the spelling errors!
What? Stanley Tucci, Woddy H, Elizabeth Banks! I love their choices so far. They could have gone sooooooo much cheesier with the casting. Lenny K will be a calm, cool, and wise option as Cinna. He is also very much a "capitol" product, even if he is a bit of a rebel.
I'm still trying to recover from the horrifying realization that they cast Woody Harrelson as Haymitch. I might not be able to see the film now.
I was hoping that bringing this book to the screen would be done without an ounce of stupidity however this casting proves I was only hoping. Let's cast a musician who has no business acting in the movie just for the sake of publicity. Now I know this movie will crash and burn. Don't believe me, look at past movies with this level of creative insight: Johnny Mnemonic, Dune, etc.
Obviously you don't know what talent is when you see it!
I think that is an interesting and pleasantly surprising pick for Cinna. It would have been so easy to go with someone predictable.
He is one of the few performers still around today that i actually enjoy. He is INCREDIBLE ! : )
all i really wanna know is......areyougonnagomyway
I see Lenny still washes his hair with fresh doodee pieces.
Feel better now junior?
Tell me little one, how many phone books do you need to sit on to reach the keyboard? Maybe the folks should keep it in the kitchen where it can be monitored hmmm?
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