Lionsgate has announced that singer Lenny Kravitz has joined the cast of Gary Ross’ adaptation of the Suzanne Collins novel The Hunger Games. He’ll play the character Cinna.
“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,” director Gary Ross stated.
Meanwhile, Deadline is reporting that Toby Jones has also joined the cast. Jones will play host/narrator of the games alongside Stanley Tucci.
The Hunger Games is scheduled to be released on March 23, 2012.