‘Hunger Games: Catching Fire’ Casting: Jena Malone Being Eyed for Role of Johanna Mason

By: / June 26, 2012

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The Hunger Games: Catching Fire has yet another star in the casting ring.

On the heels of  speculative casting reports for male character Finnick Odair, now comes word Sucker Punch actress Jena Malone is under consideration for the role of Johanna Mason in the highly anticipated film, according to Entertainment Weekly.  Malone, currently starring in the History Channel’s Hatfields & McCoys, is best known for her role in the 2001 movie Donnie Darko, starring Jake Gyllenhaal.

Alice and Wonderland star Mia Wasikowska was another actress reportedly in the running, but EW says she was not approached by the studio.

The character Johanna is described in the book as a bad girl, with Katniss referring to her as having “a wicked ability to murder.”

Johanna hails from District 7 and is the last living female in her tribe. According to Suzanne Collins’ bestselling book, the character is not what she seems — acting like a weakling when in reality she is quite sly.

Given the two-faced persona of Johanna, do you think Malone is right for the role? State your case in the comments.

If cast, Malone will star alongside Jennifer Lawrence, who takes on the lead role of Katniss. Catch some recent Celebuzz sightings of the starlet below:

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