Jena Malone To play Johanna Mason in Catching Fire
Lionsgate and Francis Lawrence have reportedly decided to make a casting choice (it is reported that they are in talks of the contact right now) for the sequel to The Hunger Games, Catching Fire. After much speculation and rumors they picked an unknown actress Jena Malone for Johanna Mason. Earlier this years rumors were flying about suggested and rumored stars being considered for the role of Johanna, even though many fans wanted a more unknown actress (when compared to some of the star’s names that were suggested) to fill in the shows. Well, much like some of the crew for the movie said-they listened and picked someone who does not many big box office success movie credits to her name. The movie will come out in November of 2013.
I am pleased with whom they picked. They are sticking with a theme and that is respectable. However, I am sure some people will find issue with Jena as Johanna. I personally think they picked a decent person who fits the basic description of the character in question. As for how well she does in the role, we will sadly have to wait to see how she plays Johanna. But I will say that I am putting my trust in the casting director since they did a great job with the first movie, I see no reason as to worry about this one. I am sure they picked her for whatever their reasoning was and I am going to go out on the limb and say it was the right call to make. I cannot wait to see what she will bring to the movie.
How do you feel about the choice? Does Jena look like how you think Johanna should? I do, but I know a lot of people did not like how Jennifer Lawrence looked and called her not so nice names because of it. So I do hope that Jena can avoid that, but I do doubt that will be the case for her. Either way, I am rooting for Jena and I have no doubt that she will impress all of us as Johanna. All we have to do is sit and wait for November of next year to see it all unfold before our eyes.