25 June 2012 4:30 PM, PDT | NextMovie | See recent NextMovie news »

Update: Jena Malone has joined Zoe Aggeliki as a contender for the key role of Johanna Mason in the "Hunger Games" sequel, according to Inside Movies.

Johanna is, of course, the strong-willed tribute with "a wicked ability to murder" who forms an alliance with Katniss and Peeta. As Malone is known for taking part in edgier fare such as "The Dangerous Lives of Altar Boys" and "The Ruins," her possible involvement has us thinking that director Francis Lawrence might stick pretty close to how Johanna first meets Katniss in the book: naked, except for a pair of green slippers.

With news of Jena being in the Johanna mix also comes confirmation of something that we kind of suspected: Mia Wasikowska ("Alice in Wonderland") has not been approached for the role, nor would her busy schedule allow her to take part either way.

Jena Malone's other credits include "Donnie Darko, »

- Bryan Enk

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