Lenny Kravitz joins the cast of 'The Hunger Games'

Rock star flexes his acting muscles in the new futuristic teen drama

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Lenny Kravitz has been cast in new futuristic teen movie The Hunger Games.

The adaptation of the hit novel series, which sees a young girl join a survival contest in order to save her community in a dystopian future, is being touted as a potential franchise in the vein of The Twilight Saga.

Now the rock star has joined the cast alongside British actor Toby Jones.

Kravitz is to play Cinna, a rebellious stylist and confidant for the heroine Katniss who designs her dramatic 'Girl On Fire' costume for the '74th Annual Hunger Games Telecast', according to Deadline.com.

Director Gary Ross 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."

Jones will play the host of the games, alongside Stanley Tucci. The two names join a cast that already includes Elizabeth Banks, Liam Hemsworth, Woody Harrelson and Jack Quaid.

The Hunger Games is due for release in March next year.

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