Jena Malone Officially Cast as Johanna Mason in ‘The Hunger Games: Catching Fire’
Tributes, it looks like we have our Johanna Mason!! Lionsgate has just announced via CatchingFireCasting.com that Jena Malone will be playing the feisty District 7 Tribute Johanna Mason in ‘The Hunger Games: Catching Fire’!
About the Character:
Johanna Mason, a female victor from a past Games still in her early twenties, is one of the youngest, but also one of the most psychologically scarred Hunger Games participants.
As a rising actress distinguished by her versatility and multidimensional roles, Jena Malone continues to evolve with each new project. Malone recently starred opposite Kevin Costner and Bill Paxton in the History Channel’s mini-series Hatfields & McCoys which is based on a true story, and chronicles the bloody hostilities between two clans that escalated to the point of near war between two states. Sony Pictures Television debuted the three part mini-series on May 28th, with the second and third parts airing on the History Channel May 29th and 30th, respectively. The mini-series broke cable records and become the new most-watched entertainment telecast of all time on cable.
Malone will soon begin production on The Go Getters. The film is an LA noir thriller about a struggling actress (Malone) who gets caught up in a heist planned by two underworld brothers. Malone will next be seen in the independent feature In Our Nature opposite John Slattery and Zach Gilford about an estranged father and son who are forced to share a vacation home with their respective girlfriends after a scheduling mistake. The film premiered at SXSW as well as the Sarasota Film Festival and is scheduled to be released this fall.
UPDATE: Those of you that follow Jena on Instagram may be a little confused about her schedule with ‘The Go Getters’, but apparently this is the former title of ‘Ten Cent Pistol’, which Jena is filming now.