As The Hunger Games: Catching Fire gears up for production, there are more casting possibilities for the film. This time they revolve around the character of Johanna Mason. According to The Playlist, Mia Wasikowska (Alice in Wonderland) and Zoe Aggeliki (model/actress R.I.P.D.) are up for the role. Kristen Bell was campaigning for the role last year, and I'm surprised she's not in the running. I'm not familiar with Aggeliki, as she really hasn't done much movie work yet, but we know Wasikowska can act.
Here's some information on the character for those of you not familiar:
Johanna Mason is the female victor of an unidentified Games fromDistrict 7. She also gets reaped for the third Quarter Quell. She was one of the youngest tributes in the Quarter Quell. She is the last living female victor of District 7, whose principal industry is lumber.
In her original Hunger Games, Johanna pretended to be a weakling, feigning hunger and fatigue, when in reality she was sly and cunning, described by Katniss as having a "wicked ability to murder". Johanna is proficient with axes, as she comes from District 7, where the main industry is lumber. It is hinted in Catching Fire that all of Johanna's loved ones were killed by President Snow and the Capitol after her Games, as she tells Katniss that there is "no one left [she] loves." This is then confirmed in Mockingjay by Finnick Odair.
The movie will be directed by Francis Lawrence and moves into production on later this year. The film will hit theaters on November 22, 2013. Do you think either of these actresses up for the role make a good choice? If so, who would you choose?
Here's the description of the story of The Hunger Games sequel:
Against all odds, Katniss Everdeen has won the annual Hunger Games with fellow district tribute Peeta Mellark. But it was a victory won by defiance of the Capitol and their harsh rules. Katniss and Peeta should be happy. After all, they have just won for themselves and their families a life of safety and plenty. But there are rumors of rebellion among the subjects, and Katniss and Peeta, to their horror, are the faces of that rebellion. The Capitol is angry. The Capitol wants revenge.