Lionsgate and director Gary Ross have brought Lenny Kravitz on board The Hunger Games. The actor-musician, who gave a brief but powerful performance in Precious, will play heroine Katniss Everdeen’s Capitol-appointed stylist, Cinna, the kind and graceful artist who conceives of Katniss’ breath-taking Girl on Fire dress. While most people in the Capitol dress in absurdly garish fashion, Cinna’s one nod to flare is gold eyeliner. Katniss quickly comes to believe that her stylist not only possesses great artistic skill, but a good heart as well.
Filming on The Hunger Games, which stars, among many others, Jennifer Lawrence, Woody Harrelson, Josh Hutcherson, and Elizabeth Banks, just commenced in North Carolina. EW recently revealed an exclusive first look at Lawrence in costume as trilogy heroine Katniss.
For more on The Hunger Games, including photos of Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss and a guide to the film’s other characters, pick up the new issue of Entertainment Weekly, on stands now.