Jena Malone Offered Coveted Role In Catching Fire
Posted on Wed Jul 4, 2012 09:05 AM PDT

malone041512_01_200.jpgLOS ANGELES, California (x17online) - Jena Malone is on the top of the list of prospective actresses as the Sucker Punch star has been offered the role of tribute Johanna Mason in The Hunger Games sequel Catching Fire.

The key role, in which Malone is currently in early negotiations for the part according to sources, will be reprised in the trilogy’s third installment, Mockingjay.

This new development earlier reports which stated newcomer Zoe Aggeliki as the front-runner to play the former Hunger Games winner from District 7 who teams up with Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) and Peeta Mellark (Josh Hutcherson) in their return to the arena.

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire is expected to start shooting late-September with director Francis Lawrence.