While some of the rumours surrounding The Hunger Games: Catching Fire casting have proved to be more reliable than others, the latest reports via The Playlist say actresses Mia Wasikowska and newcomer Zoe Aggeliki are the top candidates to portray former Hunger Games champion Johanna Mason.
The character hails from District 7, and it is said she has no friends or family back home. She becomes an ally to Katniss (Jennifer Lawrence) and Peeta (Josh Hutcherson) during the 75th Hunger Games, although she has a rather pricky relationship with Katniss.
Director Francis Lawrence is said to be keen on finding the right actress for the role, whether she’s an established talent like Mia Wasikowska, or a fresh face like Zoe Aggeliki. There is speculation that Zoe Aggeliki may sign on in the next few days, but that is not set in stone yet. The actress will make her feature debut next summer in R.I.P.D., where she plays the avatar of Ryan Reynolds’ character, Nick. She also landed a role in Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters, as Silena Beauregard.
Shooting on Catching Fire starts later this summer, so the role will have to be cast soon.