Catching Fire’s Jena Malone has been cast as the lead in the upcoming ghost story Angelica according to Deadline.
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.