RUMOR: Jena Malone Is Lionsgate’s Choice For Johanna Mason
The Hollywood Reporter recently reported 27 years old Jena Malone (pictured below) (Pride & Prejudice, Sucker Punch) is offered the role of Johanna Mason in “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire”.
The Sucker Punch actress is in talks to play snide tribute Johanna Mason in The Hunger Games sequel Catching Fire, a key role that will be reprised in the trilogy’s third installment,Mockingjay.
Malone has the offer and is in early negotiations for the part, according to sources. The move nixes premature reports that pegged newbie actress-model Zoe Aggeliki as the front-runner to play the ax-wielding former Hunger Games winner from District 7, who aligns with Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) and Peeta Mellark (Josh Hutcherson) in their return to the arena for an all-star death match.
The role requires a mix of wit and physicality. Although Mason enjoys some of the best one-liners in the Suzanne Collins novel, her first appearance finds her stripping out of her tribute costume in an effort to make Katniss uncomfortable.
The movie is heading for a late-September start with director Francis Lawrence.
Malone, repped by Gersh and Hirsch Wallerstein, most recently appeared in History’s hit miniseries Hatfields & McCoys.
The Hollywood Reporter had also previously reported Philip Seymour Hoffman was offered the role of Plutarch Heavensbee in “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire”.
Till date, there is no official confirmation from Lionsgate in regards to casting rumours yet so please treat all news as rumours.
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‘The Hunger Games’, rated PG13, was released on 22 March 2012 and is now available in all cinemas islandwide. ‘The Hunger Games: Catching Fire’ is scheduled for release on 22 November 2013 in USA.
Posted on July 6, 2012, in Catching Fire Movie and tagged cast, casting, Catching Fire Movie, Jena Malone, Jennifer Lawrence, Johanna Mason, Josh Hutcherson, Katniss Everdeen, Lions Gate, Lionsgate, Peeta Mellark, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Plutarch Heavensbee, rumor, rumour, The Hollywood Reporter, Zoe Aggeliki. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.