The Hunger Games: Catching Fire is fast approaching its fall start date, so the main priority of new director Francis Lawrence is to finish casting the sequel. There are a few major new roles that have elicited casting talks: Finnick Odair, Plutarch Heavensbee, and Johanna Mason. Regarding Johanna, the buzzworthy Mia Wasikowska was linked to the role last week along with newcomer Zoe Aggeliki. Alas, EW reports that Wasikowska is not in talks and could not actually fit the shoot into her busy schedule anyway. But EW adds a nice replacement candidate, Jena Malone, to the list.
To be safe, I’ll keep the description of the role after the jump. The Hunger Games: Catching Fire opens on November 22, 2013.