The Hollywood Reporter confirmed Ellie’s casting today and cleared up rumors about other casting information as well. True Detective star Mahershala Ali will not be playing Joel on the HBO series, although the actor has at one point circled the role.
Ellie is one of the main characters of The last of us. As a young orphan, we discover that she is immune to the virus that has invaded the Earth and that turns infected people into horrible creatures. A repairman named Joel is tasked with delivering Ellie to a group called The Fireflys so they can create a cure for the virus.
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Ramsey is best known for her role as Lyanna Mormon in The iron Throne. The young lord of House Mormont, Lyanna served as a key ally to the Starks in their quest to retake Winterfell from House Bolton, then fend off the White Walkers and the Night King.
According to rumors that aired earlier this week, Oscar-winning actor Mahershala Ali will play Joel in the HBO TV series, but The Hollywood Reporter says he doesn’t. Although there seems to have been at least some consideration for Ali at some point.
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Instead, Ali should play the vampire / vampire hunter Blade in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The next Marvel movie has loaded Watchmen writer Stacy Osei-Kuffour to write the film.
HBO’s Last of Us series is developed by Chernobyl creator Craig Mazin with the help of video game director Neil Druckmann. Russian director Kantemir Balgov will lead the pilot.HBO Last of Us series to replace planned film adaptation, and the show’s producer said that The TV series will “improve” the original game.
You can find out why we think The Last of Us is better suited for HBO than the big screen. Plus, it’s not the only Naughty Dog game adaptation in the works like Tom Holland. Uncharted movie has finally finished filming.
Matt TM Kim is editor-in-chief of IGN.