Interesting bit of news coming from Comic Con today that the film adaptation of The Last of Us will be starring Maisie Williams as Ellie. This will be Maisie Williams’ biggest film role to date, with her perhaps best known as Arya Stark from HBO’s Game of Thrones. There was some casual talk about tossing Bruce Campbell into the film as well, but it seemed more playful than anything else. Maisie Williams is still not a lock for the role of Ellie just yet, it seemed more like a “probable” thing the way it was presented.
The casting for Joel still seems up in the air at the moment. The obvious top name on the wishlist would be Matthew Fox, whom Joel looks to be modeled after, but that’s just spitballing. We’ll see what happens with The Last of Us and if the film adaptation will be anywhere near faithful to the game. The Last of Us Remastered comes out for PlayStation 4 next week.