New image arrives from The Hunger Games

The March release date of The Hunger Games grows steadily closer, and new images continue to appear online of Jennifer Lawrence and friends.

This latest image shows Lawrence’s character Katniss sharing an embrace with Lenny Kravitz’s Cinna, who becomes something of a confidante and source of encouragement in the final build-up to the Games.

The new image appeared in the pages of Rolling Stone , to whom Kravitz gave an accompanying interview describing what attracted him to the project.

“I thought it was really good storytelling,” he explained. “I'm very much into stories. The character was interesting. I like [ director ] Gary [ Ross ]'s previous work. And I said, ‘Yeah, let's go.’”

And as for his character, Kravitz was impressed by his poise and sense of gravitas. “He's very streamlined, he's very quiet,” he says. “He knows what he's doing. He's confident. He's got a big heart. I just liked the way he moved, very smooth.”

The Hunger Games opens in the UK on 23 March 2012.

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