Mia Wasikowska and Model Zoe Aggeliki Circling 'Catching Fire' Role
While we're waiting to hear whether or not Philip Seymour Hoffman will accept the offer for a pivotal role in The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, and seeing what names end up actually being considered for Finnick Odair, a different part has surfaced with interesting contenders. The Playlist has word that Mia Wasikowska (Alice in Wonderland) and model turned actress Zoe Aggeliki (who will be seen in R.I.P.D. and Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters) are up for the role of Johanna Mason, a female victor from a previous Hunger Games summoned back to the arena for The Capitol's Third Quarter Quell, or 75th Hunger Games.
Mason is a fierce competitor from District 7 in the arena and poses a variety of complications for Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) and Peeta Mellark (Josh Hutcherson) in the arena. Like the rest of the tributes this time around, they are all previous winners of past Hunger Games, making for quite a wide array of competition, and plenty of experienced killers. This is quite an important role, and while Wasikowska clearly has the chops to take it on, perhaps this is a good role for someone like Aggeliki to have a breakthrough performance. Of course, shooting doesn't begin until September, so there's plenty of time to figure all this out. Someone like Dakota Fanning wouldn't be bad, she might be a tad young. Hopefully we'll get solid casting information soon. Any other suggestions?