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Catching Fire Casts Jena Malone as Johanna

Jena Malone Will Play Johanna in The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

The cast of Catching Fire is starting to come together, and another coveted role is no longer up for grabs: Jena Malone is in negotiations to play Johanna Mason. It's a big part for The Hunger Games sequel, as Johanna plays an important role in Katniss's fate. Johanna is kind of a slippery character who gets under Katniss's skin (mostly because she prefers to walk around naked). Malone isn't exactly what I pictured when reading the book, but I've been a fan of hers since Stepmom and I'm looking forward to seeing what she does with the part. How do you feel about this bit of casting news?

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KatnissMellark KatnissMellark 5 years
Yeah. I was actually expecting someone that solid body shape. But maybe Jenna Malone will be good. I wasn't expecting enobiria to be her character either. Look at the actress that's playing enobiria. @cocoriss
cocoriss cocoriss 5 years
Or Kristen bell, Mandy more weak looking, but tough as nails @Ivana3052089 @KatnissMellark 
cocoriss cocoriss 5 years
 @Ivana3052089 Johanna is described as an ATTRACTIVE young woman, having wide-set brown eyes and short brown spiky hair.Yes I was confused w/re: winning on looks - I read the books way b/4 movie was ever announced and haven't reread them til just this summer.  And she does looks butch, pale and thin lips - Emily Browning would've been a better choice from the description. Wide eyes etc
KatnissMellark KatnissMellark 5 years
Yeah. I agree with @Ivana3052089. She didn't win over beauty. I think you have that confused with finnik. @cocoriss
Ivana3052089 Ivana3052089 5 years
@cocoriss: Looks like someone is pretending to have read the books but really hasn't! Nobody is described as having won "on their looks", most certainly not Johanna! Johanna won by pretending to be a weakling and managing to go unnoticed by the other competitors - and she's ferocious. We don't know anything about her looks except that she has short, spiky dark hair. She isn't described as beautiful (or as not beautiful) - the only ones described as really good-looking are Finnick, Gloss and Cashmere.   And describing Jena Malone as "butch" is hilarious.
ModernGraceKelly ModernGraceKelly 5 years
 @cocoriss Hmm, no, not butch looking at all. 
testadura67 testadura67 5 years
Not what I imagined, but I'm a fan of her work, and I think she'll do a good job with the role.
KatnissMellark KatnissMellark 5 years
Not what I was expecting at all. I was expecting some woman to have a totally different build. That's a bit of a let down. Malone looks to pertite and fragile. I was thinking someone that is more solid but still beautiful. Let's see how she acts.
cocoriss cocoriss 5 years
uh the book she is described as winning the games on her looks,stunning & beautiful. Very bad choice - she's to butch looking
Maggie-Panos Maggie-Panos 5 years
I love Malone . . . but not in this part.
dreamalittledream dreamalittledream 5 years
ugh. not at all what I imagined the character would be like. And I actually really disliked her in Stepmom. Haven't followed her career after...hopefully she can pull off this character
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