‘The Hunger Games: Catching Fire’ Confirms Jena Malone as Johanna Mason

The actress will star as the former Hunger Games winner who returns to the battlefield for the Quarter Quell in Lionsgate’s upcoming sequel.

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire confirms Jena Malone as Johanna Mason
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire confirms Jena Malone as Johanna Mason
Lionsgate and the filmmakers of The Hunger Games: Catching Fire are pleased to announce that Jena Malone has been cast in the role of Johanna Mason in the much anticipated film adaptation of Suzanne Collins' worldwide smash hit novel Catching Fire. Johanna Mason is a female victor from a past Games still in her early twenties, and is one of the youngest, but also one of the most psychologically scarred Quarter Quell participants.

Malone recently starred opposite Kevin Costner and Bill Paxton in the History Channel's Emmy nominated mini-series Hatfields & McCoys. The mini-series broke cable records and is the new most-watched entertainment telecast of all time on cable. Her additional credits include Zack Snyder's Sucker Punch, Oren Moverman's The Messenger, and Sean Penn's Into the Wild. She will soon begin production on Lonely Hunter.

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire begins as Katniss Everdeen has returned home safe after winning the 74th Annual Hunger Games along with fellow tribute Peeta Mellark. Winning means that they must turn around and leave their family and close friends, embarking on a "Victor's Tour" of the districts. Along the way Katniss senses that a rebellion is simmering, but the Capitol is still very much in control as President Snow prepares the 75th Annual Hunger Games (The Quarter Quell) - a competition that could change Panem forever.

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire will be directed by Francis Lawrence, and produced by Nina Jacobson's Color Force in tandem with producer Jon Kilik. The novel on which the film is based is the second in a trilogy that has over 50 million copies in print in the U.S. alone.

Lionsgate will release The Hunger Games: Catching Fire on November 22, 2013.

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire was released November 22nd, 2013 and stars Jennifer Lawrence, Liam Hemsworth, Jack Quaid, Taylor St. Clair, Sandra Ellis Lafferty, Woody Harrelson, Josh Hutcherson, Paula Malcomson. The film is directed by Francis Lawrence.

Sources: Lionsgate

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Comments (8)

  1. Jillian Taylor

    Yay, wonderful!

    2 years agoby @Jillian-TaylorFlag


    @skywise@dan1 maybe they just wanted us to see her as a blonde... haha

    3 years agoby @mcleve02Flag

  3. skywise

    She is prefect for the role but i thought this was already confirmed.

    3 years agoby @skywiseFlag

  4. Dan

    This is the 3rd article about her playing the role. We get it.

    3 years agoby @dan1Flag

  5. Justice Kowaleski

    This movie is gonna be Incredible Jenna Malone is one hell of an Actress Glad to know she is getting bigger roles.

    3 years agoby @justice-kowaleskiFlag


    She definitely look better with that blonde hair than black!

    3 years agoby @mcleve02Flag

  7. Vijeta Walke

    Lover her, i'm sure she'll do a great job.

    3 years agoby @Vijeta-WalkeFlag


    I am ok with this... please make this movie good!!! The first one was so amazing!!!

    3 years agoby @mcleve02Flag

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