Mia Wasikowska Not Joining CATCHING FIRE; Jena Malone is the Next Potential Candidate
Contrary to a previous rumor, the Alice in Wonderland star will not be involved with the upcoming sequel, while actress Jena Malone is reported to be her substitute as a potential candidate. More details after the jump.
Last week, we saw a rumor which stated that Mia Wasikowska, the main star of Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland, is in the running for the role of Johanna Mason in the upcoming The Hunger Games sequel, which also will be an adaptation of the second book of the series, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire. However, Entertainment Weekly has recently learned that the rumor was false, as the Australian actress herself in fact has never been approached to participate in the sequel, and will not be able to in any way due to her commitment for other projects this year. As her possible replacement is actress Jena Malone (Sucker Punch), according to the site's exclusive report. There's no word regarding model Zoe Aggeliki, who was also reported to be in the running for the role alongside Mia Wasikowska, creating the assumption that she is still attached to the movie, and will possibly compete with Jena Malone to star in the highly-anticipated sequel.
In the books, Johanna Mason is a tribute of the 75th Hunger Games from District 7, who is described as "sarcastic, mean-spirited, and often cruel tribute who possesses a wicked ability to murder." There's not yet any official confirmation from Lionsgate regarding any of the reports above, so stay tuned for more casting updates of the movie.
In The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, a rebellion against the oppressive Capitol has begun, and Katniss Everdeen and fellow tribute Peeta Mellark are forced to return to the arena in a special edition of the Hunger Games. Under the direction of Francis Lawrence and with Jennifer Lawrence returning for the main role, the movie is set to be released on November 22, 2013.
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