Speaking to MTV, Kravitz revealed that he will portray civil rights pioneer Andrew Young in Daniels's upcoming drama.
"The next role is Andrew Young in a film called Selma, directed by Lee Daniels," he said.
The project will reunite Kravitz with the Oscar-nominated helmer. The pair first collaborated on Daniels's film Precious.
Andrew Young aided Martin Luther King Jr in planning a civil rights campaign in Selma, AL. He was also the mayor of Atlanta, a US congressman and the US ambassador to the United Nations.