The cast for ‘Catching Fire’ is taking shape according to Deadline. The usually reliable source claims that Jena Malone and Zoe Aggeliki are battling it out for the role of Johanna Mason. No one has been officially cast, but the report states that Zoe “has the edge.”
Both girls have auditioned for the second film’s director, Francis Lawrence, but rumor has it that Zoe is in “serious talks” for the role. She only has one film on her resume, but it appears the studio is leaning towards casting unknowns. If she doesn’t win the ‘Hunger Games‘ role, you can catch her in ‘R.I.P.D.‘ with Ryan Reynolds.
The role will translate into the third film, ‘Mockingjay.’ The casting for this role will be one of the more pivotal choices. Mason becomes an ally for Katniss in The Third Quarter Quell. She also has several scenes in which strips down nude in order to make Katniss uncomfortable.
Finnick and Johanna are two key roles that fans are eager to see cast. Several names are attached to the attractive trident wielding winner. Philip Seymour Hoffman is also rumored to be in serious talks for another role that could prove to be vital. Click HERE for more on that…
As usual, Lionsgate refuses to comment on speculation. They will announce casting when they are ready to start the hype.