Lenny Kravitz to star in The Hunger Games

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A heartwrenching drama film based on the Sapphire novel "Push". Set in 1987 Harlem, the main character is an overweight 16-year-old African-American girl named Precious Jones (Gabourey Sidibe). Impregnated twice by her mother's boyfriend, Precious has two children including one who suffers from Down syndrome. She's also emotionally and physically abused by her mother (played by Mo'Nique). Because she's illiterate, Precious gets into a special program that connects her with other alienated teenagers as well as a teacher (Paula Patton) who becomes her mentor and biggest supporter. Mariah Carey also stars as a social worker.
May 24th, 2011

Lenny Kravitz has joined the cast of 'The Hunger Games'.

The singer - who most recently appeared in dark drama 'Precious' alongside Gabourey Sidibe - has been signed up by director Gary Ross to play the part of Cinna, a fashion stylist who has the job of styling lead character Katniss (Jennifer Lawrence).

Gary said: "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."

Liam Hemsworth and Josh Hutcherson are also set to star in the project, which begins shooting soon.

'The Hunger Games' is based on the Suzanne Collins novel series of the same name, and tells the tale of a future world where the population are selected to take part in a reality TV show battle to the death.

Other stars to have recently signed up for parts include Woody Harrelson as Haymitch Abernathy and Stanley Tucci as Caesar Flickerman.