Despite a Deadline article final week claiming that comparatively different indication Zoe Aggeliki was expected set to play Johanna Mason in a arriving “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire”, THR would like we to know that a purpose has, in fact, been offering to a some-more determined singer Jena Malone (“Sucker Punch”) instead. Malone was always pronounced to be in row with Aggeliki for a role, yet was suspicion to have gotten, well, fool punched by a indication incited actress.
Apparently not, as it turns out.
With a offering strictly out, Malone is now pronounced to be in “early negotiations” to house a sequel, that would collect adult where a initial movie, destined by Gary Ross, left off, with Hunger Games winners Peeta (Josh Hutcherson) and Katniss (Jennifer Lawrence) forced behind into a ring. Malone’s Mason would be a associate prior winner, also forced behind into a arena.
Malone is not a credentials character, and will figure prominently in not only “Catching Fire”, yet also a third entrance in a series, “Mockingjay”. (This is, of course, presumption a studio don’t separate a third film adult into dual parts, as is a conform today with a final installment in these rarely essential franchises. In a box of “Mockingjay”, though, that competence not be such a bad thought given that author Suzanne Collins unequivocally packaged it into a third novel.)
“Catching Fire” will fire this Sep underneath new executive Francis Lawrence, holding over for Ross. The supplement is set for 2013.