A little while ago we were saying that Mia Wasikowska was being looked at for the role of Johanna Mason, but apparently we were very wrong. EW says that she was never even approached for the part, and is unavailable anyways.
So if shes out, who’s in? How about Jena Malone. it’s being said that she is the latest front runner in Catching Fire. The follow-up to The Hunger Games is based on Suzanne Collins’ novel and the character is said to have “a wicked ability to murder.” It’s likely that the introduction between Johanna and Katniss will be changed. In the book, Johanna first meets Katniss naked. Director Francis Lawrence will probably do something slightly different to keep a PG-13 audience.
Remember Lil’ Romeo? Yeah, well he’s now Romeo Miller and he’s looking at a part in the Hunger Games follow-up as well. the 22-year-old has been transitioning into acting for the past 10 years. He says he’s already been in talks with Lionsgate but didn’t talk about a particular role. Although he wants a role, he said that he’s not familiar with the source material so he might not be the best for the part.
His next big role is in Madea’s Witness Protection, but he told MTV that he wants to do a big action movie or maybe a romantic action. Sounds like the Hunger Games trilogy is perfect for what he wants.
Finally, it was briefly mentioned in an article about Magic Mike that Kevin Nash is looking at a role in the film. He said “I just pray it’s recurring, that he doesn’t get killed.” Clearly he either doesn’t know the source material or has no idea what his role will be.