- THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE
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 surprisingly she's not in the running
As for Aggeliki, we don’t know anything about her really, as for Wasikowska, she definitely has our vote, even though we think that the role of Joanna, isn’t quite right for this bright young star, she might just surprise with a flawless performance as she always seems to deliver.
Here's some information on the character for those of you not familiar:
Johanna Mason is the female victor of one of the Hunger Games (the exact Games she won is unknown) from District 7. 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 the Hunger Games that she won, 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 was previously reported that Armie Hammer, and Garrett Hedlund were up for the role of Finnick Odair, and that Philip Seymour Hoffman was offered the part of Plutarch Heavensbee.
The movie will be directed by Francis Lawrence The film will hit theaters on November 22, 2013
Here's the description of the story of The Hunger Games: Catching Fire:
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.