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is being pegged to star in 's Victorian ghost story, Angelica, according to Latino Review. It's about time Malone got to star in her own vehicle. After the mess that was 's Sucker Punch, I'm excited to see her front and center again in a genre that she commands so well. The Ruins is still one of the few man-eating plant movies that I can take seriously. Likewise, Lichtenstein did so well with Teeth. Similar the carnivorous plants in The Ruins, it's the only movie about vagina dentata that I'll ever watch and take seriously.

Malone also has the role of Johanna Mason in The Hunger Games: Catching Fire. Until then, here's a synopsis of Angelica. Be sure to let us know your favorite Jena Malone moments in the comments below.

From the bestselling author of The Egyptologist and Prague comes an equally accomplished and entirely surprising new novel. Angelica is a spellbinding Victorian ghost story, an intriguing literary and psychological puzzle, and a meditation on marriage, childhood, memory, and fear.

The novel opens in London, the 1880’s, and the Barton household is on the brink of collapse. Mother, father, and daughter provoke each other, consciously and unconsciously, and a horrifying crisis is triggered. As the family’s tragedy is told several times from different perspectives, events are recast, and sympathies shift; nothing is at it seems. These differing accounts appear to contradict each other, but each one casts new light—and new shadows—on the others, and on the desires and fears that drive these vivid characters.

In the dark of night, a chilling sexual spectre is making its way through the house, hovering over the sleeping girl and terrorizing her fragile mother. Are these visions real, or is there something more sinister, and more human, to fear? A spiritualist is summoned to cleanse the place of its terrors, but with her arrival the complexities of motive and desire only multiply. By day, the mother’s failing health and the father’s many secrets fuel the growing conflicts, while the daughter—innocent and vulnerable, or precocious and manipulative—flirts dangerously with truth and fantasy.


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