HBO’s adaptation of 2013’s hit game, The Last of Us, has just casted it’s Ellie.
Perhaps, one of the games most pivotal roles will be played by breakout star, Bella Ramsey. Coming to us from The Hollywood Reporter, Bella’s best known for her role as the fiery, Lyanna Mormont in HBO’s Game of Thrones.
HBO’s The Last of Us Ellie & What We Know
Carolyn Strauss, Naughty Dog’s Evan Wells, Asad Qizilbash and Carter Swan will act as executive producers. On top of this, we know Sony Pictures and PlayStation Productions will also co-produce the series. Something that will, no doubt reassure long time fans.
Craig Mazin, the man behind HBO’s haunting acclaimed series, Chernobyl, helms the script. Alongside, Naughty Dog’s, Neil Druckmann, the writer and creative director of the 2013 game. Recently, we learned, the Russian filmmaker behind 2019’s Beanpole, Kantemir Balagov, will direct the pilot.
Fans have been agonizingly, theorizing as to who suited the roles of Joel & Ellie. It’s an understatement to claim just how important it is for HBO to nail the casting of these two, iconic characters.
While, I never anticipated Bella Ramsey as Ellie, it’s a match that makes perfect sense in my mind. Especially taking into account, those moments in Game of Thrones where her character was tasked with lighting a fire under her people. It’s not 1 to 1 a similar fire as Ellie’s but, it’s the same sort of hardness you’d envision a young character would, naturally, require to survive in such a relentless setting.
With us getting this information, you’d have to assume Joel is right around the corner. Regardless, it’s been fun to see this thing slowly take shape.
[Source- The Hollywood Reporter]