‘The Last Of Us’ Movie Casts Maisie Williams As Ellie; Hollywood A Listers Being Considered For Joel

By Nilankur Dutta | 1 year ago
‘The Last Of Us’ Movie Casts Maisie Williams As Ellie; Hollywood A Listers Being Considered For Joel

Is Arya Stark going to play ‘Ellie’ in “The Last of Us” film-adaptation? That looks more and more likely, with Maisie Williams confirming her role. But the casting of the other protagonist Joel has thrown up some interesting possibilities. Read on to find out more.

“The Last of Us” is coming to the big-screen and is being produced by “The Evil Dead” director Sam Raimi.


Maisie Williams. who was known for her role as Arya Stark on “Game of Thrones,” has confirmed her attachment to the project (9:50 mark) to Flicks And The City, . She advises, however, as do we, to not raise hopes too much as it is early days yet in the production cycle.  

“The actual film, the making of the film, the script and everything is in very, very early days… It was announced sort of prematurely almost in that I would love to play Ellie, they would love me to play Ellie…There’s no film happening at this very second, so I cannot play Ellie right at this very minute. But when that comes around – if and when that comes around – I’ll be here.” Williams said.

‘Joel’, however, is still unconfirmed, with the names currently being thrown around include Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe, Gerard Butler and Josh Brolin according to Empire Online. Another name that is starting to occur more and more frequently is Dylan Mcdermott and no wonder since he looks exactly like the game character.

“The Last Of Us” is a survival game set in a zombie apocalypse. In 2013, it almost immediately sold 3 million copies on release, making it one the best selling games on the PS3. The developing studio, Naughty Dog is reportedly working on a sequel.

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