We admit this choice of casting surprised us, but the more we think about it, the more we think we can get on board. Lenny Kravitz has been cast as Cinna in The Hunger Games. The news was announced on the official The Hunger Games Twitter page, further linking to the Lionsgate publicity page, which did indeed advertise yesterday that the we have our Cinna.
It’s a lucky break for Lenny because we all know that the movie (and the consequent trilogy) is going to be massive! We know he’s super famous already, but movies are a whole different ball game and it often isn’t easy for singers to make the crossover. This feels like a good move from him post his role in Precious. But can he pull off the role of Cinna? Stylistically, yes. Kravitz can totally work those flicks of golden eyeliner. But Cinna is much more than that—and so much more than just Katniss Everdeen’s (Jennifer Lawrence) stylist. He’s the strong (and yes, sexy), enigmatic, ultimate voice of dissent, which can’t be an easy job to pull off. Cinna is the sort of character that draws you in slowly and steadily, and we can’t think of anyone we know who didn’t get completely attached to him. But we want to know what you think? Is there anyone else you feel would be better for the role, or is Lenny it?
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