HUNGER GAMES: Johanna Casting Rumor

Mia Wasikowska and Zoe Aggeliki in the running to play Katniss ally Johanna in The Hunger Games: Catching Fire. The character plays an important part in the third and final installment of the series making it an important role.

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By Mark Julian - 6/22/2012
According to The Playlist both Wasikowska and Aggeliki are currently being looked at for the role of Johanna. Director Francis Lawrence is reportedly contemplating whether to cast a big name actor or a virtual unknown. With all the rumors surrounding the film's casting I would normally advocate exercising caution but the site was the first to report that Gary Ross wouldn’t be returning for a sequel. Wasikowska has previously been seen in Jane Eyre and The Kids Are All Right while Aggeliki has yet to appear in any feature roles. She does have choice roles in the upcoming Ryan Reynolds film R.I.P.D. and Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters, though.

Johanna is one of the competitors in the 75th Hunger Games and becomes a close confidant of Katniss. She plays an important role in the sequel and in the third and final novel, Mockingjay. She something of a fan favorite amongst readers so the casting of the role is naturally receiving its proper due.

Reportedly Aggeliki is the front-runner at the moment but nothing is final. Production is scheduled to kickoff soon so we should have final confirmation fairly soon. No word yet on the role of Finnick which has seen virtually every young, blonde, Hollywood actor mentioned at some point or another. The Hunger Games: Catching Fire opens on November 22nd, 2013.


Mia Wasikowski



Zoe Aggeliki




Running Time: 2 hrs 22 min
Release Date: 23 March 2012 (USA)
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for intense violent thematic material and disturbing images - all involving teens
Starring: Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson and Liam Hemsworth
Directed by: Gary Ross
Written by: Gary Ross (screenplay), Suzanne Collins (screenplay/novel)


Lionsgate announced that a film adaptation of Catching Fire will be released November 22, 2013, as a sequel to the film adaptation of The Hunger Games, which was released March 23, 2012.

Lionsgate has announced the film's November 22, 2013 release date with principal photography to take place in summer/fall 2012. The shooting timeframe was co-ordinated between Lionsgate and Fox, in order to allow time for star Jennifer Lawrence to shoot the sequel to Fox's X-Men: First Class in January 2013.

On April 10, 2012, it was announced that Gary Ross, the director of The Hunger Games, would not return due to a 'tight' and 'fitted' schedule. On April 19, 2012, it was announced that Francis Lawrence was offered the director position for the film. According to sources, the adaptation must be done filming by December 2012 to fit Jennifer Lawrence's schedule. Lionsgate officially announced Francis Lawrence as the director for Catching Fire on May 3, 2012. Two days later, it was reported that Michael Arndt (Toy Story 3, Little Miss Sunshine) is in talks to re-write the script for Catching Fire. On May 24, 2012, the film was renamed The Hunger Games: Catching Fire.







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TheMyth - 6/22/2012, 12:28 PM
The first one.
tweeeeenkies3 - 6/22/2012, 12:45 PM
Both are good actresses.
But I don't see Johanna. Mia may be able to do it, but this is just a rumor, so I won't psy much attention to it.
CherryBomb - 6/22/2012, 1:40 PM
Mia Wasikowska is such a talented actress, she's great.
I'm not familiar with the other girl, but I think Mia should totally get the role.
marvel72 - 6/22/2012, 4:36 PM
@ black&yellow

awesome gif mate.
TheAmazingAvenger - 6/22/2012, 6:16 PM
I don't know why, but I've always pictured Mila Kunis on my mind whenever I read or think about Johanna.
Tainted87 - 6/22/2012, 7:59 PM
When I think of Johanna, I think of this character:


Johanna is vulgar, morbid; a rebel who doesn't take shit from anyone. She makes her first impression on Katniss and Peeta by stripping down naked in front of them.
Zombie137 - 6/22/2012, 9:55 PM
I always pictured Kristen Bell when i read Johanna.
elcaballerooscuro92 - 6/23/2012, 9:20 AM
dianna agron was rumored to be considered for the part
Pooh - 6/23/2012, 7:22 PM
I always pictured Johanna as a black woman.

Can you imagine either of these girls, on a train to the capitol, with crocodile tears streaming down there faces?
Tainted87 - 6/23/2012, 7:46 PM
She could be black and I'd be happy. Whoever it is, they need to have ATTITUDE.
iaimtomisbehave - 6/28/2012, 5:31 PM
Wow, I thought I was the only one - I saw Johanna as a black woman. The deadpan humour and her instant irritation with Katniss which flips to close friendship had me seeing her as black. Plus I think it would be a refreshing change in the sequels.
SAT - 8/22/2012, 4:24 PM
Johanna I think annoyed me at first but she was very cool in the 3rd book. I think of her as someone more rough around the edges...Probably sterotyping here but thats just me.

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