Lionsgate announced today that iconic musician and actor Lenny Kravitz (Precious) has been cast in the role of “Cinna” in the much anticipated film adaptation of Suzanne Collins’ worldwide smash hit novel The Hunger Games.
Cinna is Katniss Everdeen’s assigned fashion stylist for the highly ceremonial lead up to The 74th Annual Hunger Games. Though he’s a mild mannered first time stylist, the designs he creates, such as the “Girl On Fire” costume for the tributes’ live televised debut, are show-stopping. With odds being set, wagers being placed, and wealthy benefactors able to occasionally intervene in the games, a high public profile is tantamount to a huge advantage for any contestant entering the arena. The stunning and unique designs Cinna creates for Katniss define her public identity, and in an all too real way, could also contribute to her very survival.
Deadline also adds that Toby Jones is playing the host/narrator of the games alongside Stanley Tucci. The Lionsgate film is set for March 23, 2012 release. Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson and Liam Hemsworth topline.