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Posts Tagged ‘Lenny Kravitz’

New ‘Catching Fire’ Trailer Released

Lionsgate has released a new trailer for The Hunger Games: Catching Fire film adaptation. We’ve embedded the video above–what do you think?

The trailer offers fans glimpses of Panem’s rebellious uprisings and a first look at some of the new characters training for the 75th Quarter Quell event. It premiered during a Hunger Games film panel at this year’s San Diego Comic Con.

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Lenny Kravitz Stars in ‘Hunger Games’ Clip

Lionsgate has released a new clip from The Hunger Games movie featuring the first meeting between Katniss Everdeen and her fashion stylist Cinna (played by musician Lenny Kravitz). The clip is embedded above–what do you think?

Hunger Games book fans will note that this bit of dialogue is not featured in the actual first novel. Fans initially protested the choice, but the clip has drawn 7,000 “likes” on Facebook as of this writing. Entertainment Weekly deemed Kravitz to be “the most intriguing casting choice.”

According to contactmusic.com, Fandango executive VP of ticket sales Rick Butler saw the “biggest first day advance ticket sales in our company’s nearly 12-year history” for The Hunger Games.

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Hunger Games Trailer for Super Bowl

Sunday Super Bowl commercials will include a movie trailer for The Hunger Games, a film based on a book about a much more dangerous sport. We’ve embedded the new video above–what do you think?

The new trailer gives a glimpse at more actors in the film based on the bestselling novel by Suzanne Collins.

Here’s some excellent commentary from io9: “it provides a stark reminder that the Super Bowl would be 100% more interesting if the game involved Lenny Kravitz, Donald Sutherland, and archery. Most importantly, we catch a glimpse of Katniss evading death during the Games. Looking good, Stanley Tucci!”

Lenny Kravitz Cast in The Hunger Games

Grammy award winning musician Lenny Kravitz will play fashion stylist Cinna in The Hunger Games film adaptation.

As an actor, Kravitz (pictured, via) is best known for his portrayal of Nurse John in the 2009 literary adaptation Precious.

Director Gary Ross made this remark about his performance in the press release: “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.”

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