For a while there I think there were almost four different names being talked about for the role of Johanna Mason. Now it’s just down to Jena Malone to star in the follow-up to The Hunger Games, Catching Fire. The important role will also go on to star in the final part in the trilogy Mockingjay.
Malone has already received an offer for the part and she is now said to be in early negotiations with the studio. This means that the rumored front runner, Zoe Aggeliki, the model and up and coming actress, is out of the running and will find something else to star in.
The role of Johanna is a strong intelligent girl from District 7 who becomes a strong ally to Katniss and Peeta as they head back into the area for round 2 of the yearly death match. Johanna is particularly known for her skills with an ax, and the fact that she meets Katniss naked just to make her feel uncomfortable. She also has some of the best one-liners in the novel, I’m really hoping they translate to film and remain just as good.