Catching Fire: Mia Wasikowska In Talks To Play Johanna In Hunger Games Sequel?

23 June 2012
Mia Wasikowska steps out at the New York premiere of "Jane Eyre" at the Tribeca Grand Hotel Screening Room in New York City on March 9, 2011 -- Getty Images

From "Jane Eyre" to "The Hunger Games"?

Mia Wasikowska is in the running for the role of Johanna Mason in "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire," according to a new report.

PLAY IT NOW: Josh Hutcherson: I Really ‘Connected’ With Peeta On ‘The Hunger Games’

Indiewire's The Playlist blog reports Mia, 22 -- best known for starring opposite Michael Fassbender in "Jane Eyre" and alongside Johnny Depp in Tim Burton's "Alice in Wonderland" -- is a strong contender for the role of Johanna, aka Katniss Everdeen's axe-wielding reluctant ally from District 7.

Also being considered for Johanna is model/actress Zoe Aggeliki, according to the website.

VIEW THE PHOTOS: Scenes From ‘The Hunger Games’

A relative newcomer, Zoe, 18, will soon be seen on the big screen alongside Ryan Reynolds, Jeff Bridges and Kevin Bacon in "R.I.P.D.," a supernatural action comedy due to hit theaters in June 2013.

Whoever nabs the "Catching Fire" role will also appear in the third film of the "Hunger Games" franchise, "Mockingjay," as the character of Johanna is integral to that storyline as well.

"The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" begins shooting later this year and is slated for theatrical release on November 22, 2013.

VIEW THE PHOTOS: ‘Hunger Games’ Hunk Liam Hemsworth

--Erin O'Sullivan

Copyright 2012 by NBC Universal, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

VIEW THE PHOTOS: ‘The Hunger Games’: Who’s Who?

What to read next

Install ADT for $9/Week & Get Free Security Camera

Monitor your home with ADT for only $9 per week including a free home security camera system (an $850 value). Get a free quote! ADT Authorized Dealer

15 Cancer Causing Foods You Probably Eat Every Day

Do you eat any of these cancer causing foods? Number 12 will surprise you. Check out the list now.

Join Disney Movie Club Today

Get 4 Disney Movies For $1 With Membership. See Details. Plus, Free Shipping On Your Initial Order!

What is an Annuity?

May be your key to guaranteed retirement income. Get your free report here.

The Payday Loan Killer: Lending Product Solution

$5,000 for $151/mo, 5.99% APR, 3 yr repayment, $0 down payment. Free, no obligation quotes. Get up to 5 offers in minutes. Start loan request now.

Hilton HHonors™ Card

Get 75,000 Hilton HHonors™ Bonus Points! Terms Apply. Offer ends 5/4