Zoe Aggeliki, Jena Malone and Kevin Nash rumoured for Catching Fire
We’ve given up trying to guess who’ll be playing Finnick Odair in Hunger Games sequel Catching Fire (clue: it’s definitely not going to be Robert Pattinson) and turned our attention to some of the adventurous female characters who will compete with Katniss Everdeen for the title of Most Badass-Yet-Attractive Woman in Panem.
Remember Johanna Mason? She’s the axe-wielding exhibitionist from District 7 who makes her first appearance in the book naked but for a pair of slippers, which may explain why a series of beautiful but essentially untested actresses (well, sort-of actresses) are being considered. Jena Malone (Sucker Punch) and Zoe Aggeliki (pretty much nothing ever) are reportedly the front-runners now last week’s patently absurd Mia Wasikowska-flavoured rumour has died a death. Seriously, can you imagine Mia trying to pick up an axe? Her tiny baby hands would come straight off like the arms on a Mr Potato Head.
Also thrown into the mix (not as Johanna, thank Christ) is Kevin Nash, next onscreen as terrifyingly manly stripper Tarzan in Magic Mike. The wrestler-turned-actor let slip that he’s in talks for a role, and said that he “just pray[s] it’s recurring, that he doesn’t get killed.” Nash’s size and physique makes him an obvious fit for quondam District 2 victor Brutus…. there’s no nice way of telling him that Peeta (Josh Hutcherson) will kill Brutus in the final act of Catching Fire, is there?