Well, Now Jena Malone Has an Official Offer for 'Catching Fire' Role
Despite being outshined by The Avengers at the box office and likely to be pushed even further back in our minds by Chris Nolan's looming The Dark Knight Rises, The Hunger Games certainly hasn't been forgotten by Hollywood. In fact, it's sequel The Hunger Games: Catching Fire is churning up one of the biggest casting battles in recent memory, keeping all eyes on the world of Panem and leaving fans wondering who will take on the role of the ax-wielding former Games winner Johanna Mason. THR reports that Jena Malone, who was previously in talks for the part, has now officially been offered the role. More below!
Alice in Wonderland star Mia Wasikowska and model Zoe Aggeliki were reportedly up for the part first, but Malone entered the picture and Wasikowska dropped to the sidelines while Aggeliki was seemingly set for the part. It's been quite a silly flip flop game that would make politicians blush. Despite Sucker Punch's many flaws, I thought Malone did a solid job in it, but I'll be excited to see if she can take on an even stronger character this time out. We'll have to see if she actually signs on the dotted line or if we end up bouncing back and forth between these contenders a few more times before they head back into the arena.