More casting rumors! Entertainment Weekly is reporting that Jena Malone, most known for her role in the 2011 movie Sucker Punch, is also in the running for Johanna Mason in The Hunger Games: Catching Fire.
Actress Jena Malone (Sucker Punch) is in the running for the pivotal role of strong-willed tribute Johanna Mason in The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, EW has learned exclusively.
The character is described in author Suzanne Collins’ bestseller as possessing “a wicked ability to murder,” winning her Hunger Games by pretending to be weak and then picking off the other tributes. One open question about the character is whether director Francis Lawrence will keep Johanna’s introduction from the book, in which she first meets heroine Katniss Everdeen(Jennifer Lawrence) naked — save for her green slippers.
Malone began her acting career at 12 years old in the acclaimed Showtime movie Bastard out of Carolina and as a young Jodie Foster in the sci-fi drama Contact. She most recently appeared in History’s ratings-record-breakingminiseries Hatfields & McCoys.
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