Casting speculation continues to run rife over Catching Fire. There’s no official word on any of the new roles in The Hunger Games sequel, although fans love to put forward who they believe should be cast.
It’s been confirmed that Philip Seymour Hoffman has been approached to play the role of Head Gamemaker Plutarch Heavensbee, while various news outlets have reported on the bits of news they hear about the role of Finnick Odair. The other character that many are waiting to hear about is that of Johanna, the tribute from District 7.
One of the actresses whose name has been put forward as being a good pick is Emma Stone, who stars in The Amazing Spider Man. Perri Nemiroff of Cinema Blend got the chance to talk to Emma about her new movie, but thought she’d ask her what she thought about being part of Catching Fire. Emma didn’t let on about whether or not she’d be interested, but she did say that as a big fan of the books, she was flattered.
Other actresses that come under Cinema Blend’s casting spotlight for the role of Johanna are Briana Evigan, Phoebe Tonkin and Danielle Panabaker
Here’s what they say about those three:
Briana Evigan: Not only would I like to bet a dancer could handle fight choreography with ease, but have you seen Sorority Row and Mother’s Day? Evigan could totally handle the competition in the arena. On the acting front, Evigan hasn’t really had the opportunity to sink her teeth into a particularly meaty role, but she has made the absolute best of the parts that have come her way.
Phoebe Tonkin: Sadly, now that The Secret Circle is long gone, Tonkin should have some free time on her hands. Funny thing is, Faye Chamberlain actually exhibits a number of qualities I’d expect to see in Johanna – she’s feisty, does and says whatever she wants, but also has a layer of honest sincerity, even when she’s going head-to-head with the heroine.
Danielle Panabaker: Panabaker has been around for quite a while now, but still needs that breakout role. Most recently she did a solid job leading the Friday the 13th remake, I’m a major proponent of The Crazies and she rocked a memorable episode of Grimm. Panabaker’s years of work and her rather wide range suggest she’d be able to jump into any situation and work wonders.
So what do you think? Who do you think is the best option for Johanna. We’d love to hear your casting suggestions.