The ink has yet to dry on the contracts, but The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed that Jena Malone has been cast as tribute Johanna Mason in The Hunger Games: Catching Fire.
Johanna Mason represents District 7, the lumber district and uses an axe during the 75th Annual Hunger Games. She won her first Hunger Games by pretending to be weak as a means of tricking the other tributes into underestimating her. The character is brash and snarky, with some of the best one liners in the Hunger Games series.
Most likely you’ve seen Jena Malone recently in the miniseries “Hatfields & McCoys” or in Zack Snyder’s Sucker Punch.
What do you think of this casting news?
Most NerdBastards will first remember her for the role of Rocket in the 2011 movie Sucker Punch, but this NerdBastard had one of those “Oh Shit!” moments when I went to capture a picture for the post and saw this:
That’s right, she played Gretchen in Donnie Darko.
For those of you saying what’s Donnie Darko? . . . (Give me a minute . . . I am trying to not go on a nerd rant here, deep breath, 1,2,3,4,5,6 . . .) Go directly to your Netflix account and add Donnie Darko to the queue. You won’t be disappointed.
Back to the story. Jena Malone is in talks to take on the role of Hunger Games: Catching Fire tribute Johanna Mason. The character of Johanna Mason is said to have “a wicked ability to murder.” She won her Hunger Games by pretending to be weak and then picking off the other tributes one by one. She is brash, rude, and although a great character in the book, not a person most people would like in real life. She is pretty much a female version of a douschebag with a heart of gold.
Any thoughts on this casting news?