President Snow (Donald Sutherland) again addresses the citizens of dystopian Panem in a new teaser from Lionsgate’s The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 1. This time he’s got Peeta Mellark (Josh Hutcherson) and District 7 victor Johanna Mason (Jena Malone) obediently by his side in the faux-propaganda vid from the Nov. 21 sequel:
EXCLUSIVE: The Hunger Games‘ Jena Malone has taken the lead role in Claire, an American remake of Eric Rohmer’s 1982 French pic Le Beau Mariage that’s gearing up with Rilean Pictures. Story follows an eccentric young woman in her 20s living in Long Island with her aunt and teenage cousin. Fed up with her married painter lover, Claire sets her sights on a man she barely knows with aims to get herself married. Project marks the feature debut of Grammy-nominated music video helmer Dori Oskowitz (Vice Media’s Blackout), who is directing a script by Juan Iglesias and Jonathan Saba. Iglesias and Saba also are producing for their new shingle Rilean Pictures. Malone appears in the next two installments of Lionsgate’s Hunger Games franchise and appears in this fall’s Paul Thomas Anderson film Inherent Vice. She’s currently touring with her band The Shoe and is repped by Gersh.
EXCLUSIVE: Coming off supporting turns in History’s Emmy-winning miniseries Hatfields & McCoys and Lionsgate’s upcoming Hunger Games sequel Catching Fire, Jena Malone is stepping into the lead to tangle with seductive specters in Victorian England. Mitchell Lichtenstein (Teeth, Happy Tears) is directing Angelica, a psychological thriller set in 1880s London based on the novel of the same name by bestselling author Arthur Phillips (Prague, The Egyptologist). Malone will play Constance, a young shop girl who falls for and marries Dr. Joseph Barton. After the difficult childbirth of their daughter Angelica, doctor-ordered celibacy creates a rift in the Bartons’ marriage and a ghostly force enters their home. Joyce Pierpoline is producing for Pierpoline Films along with Richard Lormand. Malone recently wrapped November’s Catching Fire in the role of Johanna Mason. She’s repped by Gersh and attorney Bob Wallerstein. Read More »
EXCLUSIVE: Looks like we might have a Hunger Games winner. Zoe Aggeliki has the edge over Jena Malone for a role in Lionsgate‘s The Hunger Games sequel Catching Fire. Aggeliki and Malone (Sucker Punch) are up for the part of Johanna Mason, an ax-welding, deceptive and ruthless winner of a previous Hunger Games in the sequel film. However, sources say model-actress Aggeliki is the one in the most serious talks after both auditioned for director Francis Lawrence. Aggeliki has roles in the upcoming R.I.P.D. and another sequel, Percy Jackson: Sea Of Monsters. Lawrence took over as director on Catching Fire after original Hunger Games director Gary Ross choose in April not to helm the blockbuster’s sequel. The Mason character plays a pivotal role in the first and second Hunger Games sequels and would be a meaty role and career boost for any performer. With Jennifer Lawrence reprising her role as Katniss Everdeen, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire is scheduled for release November 22, 2013.
Jena Malone has joined the cast of the indie film The Go Getters. Malone, who recently starred in the cable ratings-record breaking Hatfields & McCoys, will play the female lead in the LA noir thriller, a struggling actress who gets caught up in a heist planned by two underworld brothers. The Go Getters is directed by Michael C. Martin. Matt Tauber, Damon Alexander, JT Alexander and Andy Hyde of Route 17 Entertainment are producing. Malone, who starred in Zack Snyder’s Sucker Punch in 2011, is repped by Gersh and attorney Bob Wallerstein.
Logan Marshall Green has been tapped to play Tennessee Williams in Full Moon Films’ Lonely Hunter, the feature based on the life of Southern gothic novelist Carson McCullers. Playwright Williams was the best friend and longtime confidante of McCullers, who is being played by Jena Malone in the biopic to be directed by Deborah Kampmeier and co-written by Kampmeier and Sarah Shulman. Troy Johanson is producing with Blair Breard, and Fork Films’ Abigail Disney will exec produce. The film is set to go before cameras this year, and casting is ongoing for McCullers’ other pals like Truman Capote and Gypsy Rose Lee. Marshall Green, whose credits include Across The Universe and Brooklyn’s Finest, next appears in Ridley Scott’s Prometheus. He is repped by Gersh and 3 Arts.
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EXCLUSIVE: Here’s a first look at SXSW Film Festival world premiere In Our Nature, directed by Brian Savelson. Starring Zach Gilford, Jena Malone, John Slattery and Gabrielle Union, the feature follows two couples at a crossroads. Two young lovers head out for a romantic getaway, but their retreat morphs into an uncomfortable confrontation when the young man’s estranged father shows up with his own girlfriend. Collisions ensue and the weekend transforms into a major turning point for each of them…