It’s Official: ‘Hunger Games: Catching Fire’ Casts Jena Malone as Johanna Mason

By: Taryn Ryder / July 23, 2012

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Catching Fire finally has its Johanna Mason.

Lionsgate officially announced Monday that Into the Wild star Jena Malone has indeed landed the coveted role in the second installment of The Hunger Games, as Celebuzz previously reported.

Who is Johanna Mason?

Johanna Mason is a female victor from a past Games still in her early twenties, and is one of the youngest, but also one of the most psychologically scarred Quarter Quell participants.

Every twenty-five years there is a Quarter Quell edition of the Hunger Games. Since it’s such a special edition of the Games, it involves a twist that makes them that much more difficult to compete in, or watch.

Jena Malone joins Jennifer Lawrence, Liam Hemsworth, and Josh Hutcherson who will reprise their roles in Catching Fire. Philip Seymour Hoffman has also joined the cast, and Snow White and the Huntsman star Sam Claflin just nabbed the role of Finnick although an official announcement has yet to be made.

Did you know Jennifer Lawrence just pulled a Katniss move in real life? Watch below:

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