‘The Hunger Games: Catching Fire’ Eyes Mia Wasikowska and Zoe Aggeliki for Johanna Mason

The actresses are among the top choices to play the axe-wielding District 7 tribute in director Francis Lawrence’s upcoming sequel.

Mia Wasikowska is a top choice to play Johanna Mason in The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
Mia Wasikowska is a top choice to play Johanna Mason in The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
Lionsgate is ramping up their casting efforts for the highly-anticipated sequel The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, with production expected to get under way later this summer. Actresses Mia Wasikowska and newcomer Zoe Aggeliki are the top candidates to portray 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 bitter relationship with Katniss. Johanna's weapon of choice is the axe.

Director Francis Lawrence is keen on finding the right actress for the role, whether she be 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.

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.

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  1. skywise

    @Em-Gee well she has wide set brown eyes. the rest of that can be done in makeup.

    3 years agoby @skywiseFlag

  2. Vijeta Walke

    Mia Wasikowska was really not expected for the role and i don't want her to play Johanna either. On the other hand Zoe Aggeliki looks pretty legit, in my opinion.

    3 years agoby @Vijeta-WalkeFlag

  3. Em Gee

    Anyone that has read the books will agree that these two actress are WRONG for the role of Johanna! This is not a good sign for the sequel.

    I'm not saying that movie should be 100% like the book, but at the same time the director should respect the source material.

    Here is a brief synopsis of what the character should look like:

    Johanna is described as having wide-set brown eyes. In Catching Fire, Johanna has spiky brown hair. In Mockingjay, she returns from the Capitol with a shaved head after being tortured by them but eventually grows pieces of her hair back, where the perspiration from her forehead made her hair form spikes. She is also very muscular and tan.

    3 years agoby @Em-GeeFlag

  4. skywise

    still havnt seen the original or read the books but i am excitd for this casting. Cant wait to catch the original film on BluRay

    3 years agoby @skywiseFlag

  5. artkid04

    @justice-kowaleski, thats why zoe aggeliki would be perfect, she looks like the character

    3 years agoby @artkid04Flag

  6. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    Casting. Lionsgate ,you are doing it right

    3 years agoby @bawnian-dexeusFlag

  7. Justice Kowaleski

    I clearly remember Johana Mason being described as olive skinned with super dark hair and a very Confident personality and wasnt she an older character too? how about milla kunis haha :D

    3 years agoby @justice-kowaleskiFlag

  8. artkid04

    i like mia but I think zoe looks more the part, besides, don't want anyone to out shine Jennifer

    3 years agoby @artkid04Flag

  9. Cheetoboy

    Oh yeah, she was in Alice and Wonderland. Aside from that I haven't seen her done any other adventure/action films, but I think she would be good in The Hunger Games: Catching Fire.

    3 years agoby @cheetoboyFlag

  10. ROFLitschristian

    Absolutely love Wasikowska. Please put here in this movie!

    3 years agoby @ROFLitschristianFlag

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