Catching Fire Rumor: Jena Malone as Johanna Mason?

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Another day, another Catching Fire casting rumor.

With Mia Wasikowska now out of the running for Johanna Mason, Entertainment Weekly has named another new frontrunner for the key Hunger Games sequel role: Jena Malone.

The magazine reports that Malone (Sucker Punch, Hatfields & McCoys) is on the short list of actresses to portray Mason, a manipulative Tribute who doesn't get along well with Katniss and who is described by Suzanne Collins as possessing "a wicked ability to murder."

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Lionsgate has not commented on any of the possibilities, though we fail to see why Kristen Bell has not already landed the role.

Elsewhere, Philip Seymour Hoffman has reportedly been offered the part of Plutarch Heavensbee.

Catching Fire will be released on November 22, 2013.

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[Eulogy for the fallen tributes of District 11] They fought with honor and dignity until the end. Both Thresh and Rue were so young. But our lives aren't just measured in years. The measure in our lives are the people we touch around us. For myself, for Katniss. We know that without Thresh and Rue, we wouldn't be standing here today.

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Gale Hawthorne: [Katniss almost shoots him] Easy. Saw some turkeys on the way here. Crossed right in front of me like I wasn't even there.
Katniss Everdeen: How rude of them.
Gale Hawthorne: That's what happens when you spend six days a week working in the mines. Stupid birds start to think they own these woods.
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Katniss Everdeen: Couple hours.
Gale Hawthorne: Well, let's go.

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