In a surprising turn of events Jena Malone has ended up landing the role of Johanna Mason in The Hunger Games: Catching Fire. A couple of days ago a report came out saying that model/actress Zoe Aggeliki was going to get the part, as it was reported that she was in serious talks. Well, it looks like Malone's talks were a little bit more serious. She is the better actress of the two, and she has prved that she can kick ass. According to THR Lionsgate has offered her the part, and they are currently in negotiations.
The character she will be playing is a deceptive, ruthless, ax-welding Hunger Games winner from District 7 that will be once again called into battle. She aligns with Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) and Peeta Mellark (Josh Hutcherson) in their return to the games for an all-star death match!
So what do you think about Malone playing the character?
We've given you the following information a couple times already, but here it is again in case you missed it. Here's some information on Johanna Mason:
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.
Here's the physical description:
Johanna is described as having wide-set brown eyes. In Catching Fire, Johanna has spiky brown hair. In Mockingjay, she returns from the Capitol with a shaved head after being tortured by them but eventually grows pieces of her hair back, where the perspiration from her forehead made her hair form spikes. She is also very muscular and tan.
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