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Lenny Kravitz Scores Role in 'Hunger Games'

Rocker will play the stylist of hero Katniss Everdeen

May 24, 2011 3:20 PM ET
Lenny Kravitz attends the 2011 NBA All-Star game at L.A. LIVE on February 20, 2011 in Los Angeles, California.
Lenny Kravitz attends the 2011 NBA All-Star game at L.A. LIVE on February 20, 2011 in Los Angeles, California.
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Lenny Kravitz has landed a role in the film adaptation of Suzanne Collins' hit novel The Hunger Games. The rocker is set to play Cinna, a stylist who designs the elaborate costumes worn by the story's teen protagonist Katniss Everdeen in a televised arena battle. Cinna also becomes a confidant to Everdeen, who will be played by Jennifer Lawrence.

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Kravitz won the part after director Gary Ross was impressed by his performance as a nurse in Precious. "It was quiet and strong and understated and open-hearted," Ross told the Los Angeles Times. "All qualities which define this character."

The Hunger Games, the first movie in a planned trilogy based on Collins' best-selling books, will hit theaters in March.

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