Word is that Jena Malone has been offered the role of Johanna Mason in Catching Fire.
The Hollywood Reporter says the “Sucker Punch” actress is in talks with the film’s producer to sign up with The Hunger Games sequel.
Malone has the offer and is in early negotiations for the part, according to sources. The move nixes premature reports that pegged newbie actress-modelZoe 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.
So what do you think? I can totally see her as Johanna and think that if we hear that Philip Seymour Hoffman is also in, that the cast for Catching Fire is shaping up to be very strong and very interesting. Now if they’d just tell us who will play Finnick!