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Today it was confirmed that Jena Malone is very close to signing for the much anticipated character Johanna Mason in The Hunger Games: Catching Fire!

This contradicts a report last week from Deadline which indicated that Zoe Aggeliki was in the lead. From THR:

Malone has the offer and is in early negotiations for the part, according to sources. The move nixes premature reports that pegged newbie actress-model Zoe Aggeliki as the frontrunner to play the ax-wielding former Hunger Games winner from District 7.

Both Deadline and THR are very reputable, so we suspect Lionsgate may’ve been deeply considering both, but ultimately Malone may end up with the spot.

Catching Fire hits theaters November 22, 2013.

  • Flibbertygibbet

    I dig it

  • Sarah

    I love her. Great casting.

  • ElisabetaLugosi_RP

    She is such a great actress… I hope she takes it.

  • http://www.twitter.com/morgan_burt Morgan Burt

    I LOVE Jenna Malone (Pride & Prejudice, Saved!, anyone?). I’m so happy to see her win this role!

  • Zion

    This is great. Both Zoe and Jena look the part, even though I haven’t seen Zoe act in anything. They both seem like they would make a great Johanna

  • http://twitter.com/thepotterpeople The Potter People

    Sadly, to be honest, I’m not all that excited for casting anymore! There have just been way too many flukes and rumours to the point where all my excitement was wasted on them! I mean, I’m all for Jena playing Johanna, but I really just want to see that ‘Big News’ button over an official casting announcement from Lionsgate.

  • http://www.facebook.com/jordan.parsons.963 Jordan Parsons

    i like it, i think she will do a good job.

  • Julie L

    She was my favorite out of all the actresses discussed! I really hope she takes it, she’s an awesome actress!

  • Kate

    Yes THANK YOU. Please Jena. She’s amazing.

  • Jael

    Thank you God.  This is proof that you do listen to my prayers. 

  • lorepottter

    She really was a kick ass in SUcker Punch, i think she will be perfect for Johanna

  • Elletnah

    YES YES YES!! Please be true she will make and awesome Johanna!!!

  • rdh014

    Ooo yes I like her. 

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  • Earthcrosser

    I would have loved to see Kristin Bell in the role, but Jena Malone would do a fantastic job. I’m happy with this.
    Too bad I’ll never get my dream Finnick (with Kitsch out of the running).

  • SpiritWitch120

    It’s true. She is now officially Johanna Mason. 

  • http://twitter.com/StarkidSims Simone


  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000692344433 Kate Escobar

    maybe? XD guess we’ll have to see

  • IAMAB11

    What person is she in contact? 

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100003641200566 Ryan Young

    Due to the fact that Johanna Mason plays a very non important role I really don’t care. 

    • SpiritWitch120

      Why do you consider Johanna’s role non important?

    • katnissfan

       Johanna may not be a main character, but she is absolutely NOT non important!!

  • goldensnidget

    Yessss! I haven’t seen her in anything, so I can only judge by appearance, but I think she looks more like my version of Johanna than anyone else. Plus she looks like she can play BAMF

  • Liz

    Yes!! http://www.etsy.com/shop/LizBastianDesigns

  • http://twitter.com/aadnama Amanda Douglas

    I’m probably the only one who is disappointed by this. I don’t like her for Johanna AT ALL.

  • Beau

    I think she would make a better Annie than Johanna.

  • Andromeda

    I didn’t even think of her when trying to work out who I’d choose to play Johanna but SHE IS PERFECT! So excited!

  • Leigh

    I can only see Lydia Bennett when I look at her.

    • Jael

       Well then, it will be an interesting viewing experience to see Lydia Bennett join in on a rebellion against her father!

    • katnissfan

       at least we know she can act…

  • Lara

    I’m actually very happy with this casting choice. She is a fantastic actress! I hope she gets it.

  • http://www.reviewmo.com/ review mo

    i really hope she gets this role=)

  • Samuel

    well i’m glad, she’ definitely the better option of the two

  • endersansible

    Definitely not who I pictured, but I really like her. I hope she accepts. I don’t like Zoe for the role.

  • Mrs_Badcrumble

    I can totally see this. More than Zoe. I’m definitely more concerned with acting and charisma for Johanna!

  • Tennis4Life

    ooooh yes! jena is very, very similar to how i pictured johanna!!! i haven’t seen any of her movies… but from y’all i hear she’s pretty kickass! ME GUSTA. >:)

  • http://xyue-mayx.deviantart.com/ Dreamer

    She’s got the look. I’ve never seen her in anything so I can’t say about her acting, but I trust that it’s at least good if they offered her the role.

    • Crazy-Eight

      I think she was in Sucker Punch

    • Pandastar102

      She was Lydia in the newer Pride and Prejudice and Mary in Saved

  • http://twitter.com/TheVeronicaDuff Veronica Duff

    This is the first picture of her I’ve seen that actually looks like she’d fit the part. Yes. I still liked the suggestion of Mia Wasikowska, but Jena Malone will do nicely. :-)

  • genericname_1

    I don’t know who either of the actresses are, but Jene LOOKS like a Johanna! I hope she gets picked and her acting is good, too

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