It wouldn't be a week of movie blogging without some sort of Hunger Games sequel news. The Playlist is reporting that Mia Wasikowska and model Zoe Aggeliki are in consideration for the role of Johanna Mason for The Hunger Games: Catching Fire.
Mason, who hails from District 7, becomes a strong ally to Katniss and Peeta during the 75th Hunger Games. Director Francis Lawrence is keen on finding the right actress for the role and is considering both established actors as well as a lesser known talents.
Aggeliki certainly falls into that lesser known talents field, for now. She has a small role in this October's comedy Fun Size and she'll also appear in R.I.P.D. next summer opposite Ryan Reynolds, Jeff Bridges and Kevin Bacon. Aggeliki also just recently landed a role in Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters. She'll play Silena Beauregard in that film.
Wasikowska we know from her previous work in films like Alice in Wonderland, Jane Eyre, The Kids Are All Right, Albert Nobbs and her breakthrough role in Defiance.
We know how ultimately futile all the speculation surrounding who was going to play Finnick Odair was. Names ranging from Robert Pattinson and Taylor Kitsch to Armie Hammer and others were thrown out there will all those mentioned saying they were not playing the role. The final nail in the Odair casting coffin came from producer Nina Jacobsen who said casting hadn't progressed that far.
So how much can we buy into this latest round of speculating? Neither Lionsgate, Lawrence or any of the producers on the film have made an official announcement, but production does begin in a few months. Aside from Odair, casting Mason is one of the big casting additions the franchise will make.
Do you like Wasikowska or Aggeliki for the role or do you prefer another actress?