Entertainment Weekly says that Jena Malone is in the running to be part of the Hunger Games cast, specifically to play Johanna Mason in the Hunger Games sequel, Catching Fire.
Johanna Mason is the former victor who hails from District 7 and the buzz about who might play the role is picking up this week.
It was first reported by Playlist that Mia Wasikowska and Zoe Aggeliki is in the mix to portray Johanna. The reports, however, was denied by the representatives of Wasikowska as she has a hectic schedule for the year.
Jena Malone, an up-and-coming actress, now 27 years old, seems to be a nice fit to play Johanna. She can play a cunning role and she is oozing with appeal.
The Hunger Games character is good in manipulation. She emerged as the victor by acting as if she was weak and harmless and when there were only a few tributes left, she revealed her true self – a killer who is proficient with an axe.
In the book, Katniss described Johanna as “like a big sister”. Literally though, it’s not really the case as Jennifer Lawrence stands 5’9” tall while Malone is just 5’6” in height. Also, the first meeting of Johanna and Katniss will be awkward, as Johanna will strip naked in front of Jennifer Lawrence’s character.
What do you think of this rumored Hunger Games casting? Will Jena Malone be a good fit?