The Hunger Games" have been keeping a close eye on two yet-to-be-cast roles in the upcoming sequel "Catching Fire" as the follow-up gets ready to move into production. Rumors about the part of Finnick Odair have floated around for months, but talk about who might be cast as Johanna Mason has only picked up this week.
The latest word on who might play the former champion for District 7 comes from Entertainment Weekly, which is reporting that Jena Malone is in the running for the role.
Last week, the first rumors about the role began to circulate. According to the Playlist, both Mia Wasikowska and model Zoe Aggeliki were in the mix for Johanna. In its report about Malone, EW also confirmed that Wasikowska was neither in the running nor able to fit "Catching Fire" into her schedule.
Malone, who recently appeared in the wildly popular "Hatfields & McCoys" miniseries, is 27 years old, making her the appropriate age to play Johanna, who Katniss at one point describes as being like a big sister, albeit one who hates her. . . (Read More)"
I really wanted Mia (pictured to the right) to play the role of Johanna, but I guess that is not going to happen, which sucks and though I have always, always liked Jena (Step Mom, Saved, The Ruins), lately she has loss far too much weight and is way too skinny to play Johanna, in my opinion.
However, she can act and if she is chosen for the role, I know she will be good in that regard.
Who is your Johanna Mason??
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