So who’s the front-runner for the coveted role of Johanna Mason in “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire?” An actress you’ve probably never heard of.
According to Deadline, newcomer Zoe Aggeliki is in serious talks for the part of Johanna, a ruthless former Hunger Games winner who becomes Katniss’ unlikely ally in the second and third installments of the trilogy. The model-actress reportedly has the edge over non-newcomer Jena Malone (“Sucker Punch,” “Hatfields & McCoys”), who like Aggeliki also auditioned for director Francis Lawrence.
Though she has no on-screen credits as of yet, Aggeliki will be seen in the upcoming “Percy Jackson” sequel as well as the comic-book adaptation “R.I.P.D.” opposite Ryan Reynolds.
“The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” is slated for release on November 22, 2013.
Thoughts on Aggeliki as Johanna, “Hunger Games” aficionados? Sound off in the comments!