Marlene - Renée Elise Goldsberry, Tess - Tatiana Maslany, Bill -Rainn Wilson. Now, it seems like we might be gearing up for some more information. It would be interesting to see it explored more in this adaptation, especially depending on the way that the creative team decides to adapt Joel’s life before he meets Ellie. Published: 25/Sep/2020 21:48 Again, I could see her having an expanded role through flashbacks with Joel or even Tommy, but if they can make her death just as effective on TV as it was in the game, we will now that we are set for good things. While there have been a lot of bigger name actors bandied about on Twitter or in forums, my pick to play Joel would be Matthew Rhys. Our Focus is in Video Games, Movies, TV, Technology & Pop Culture. Either way, I think Martin has the charm to play Riley and would love to see her in the role. © Updated: 25/Sep/2020 21:49. Casting directors are now casting actors, models, and talent to work on HBO Max's Craftopia. This is your stop for casting call notices for all of The HBO network’s distinguished programming. Emile Hirsh is an actor who we thought was perhaps going to be a bigger star than he is after his roles in Into The Wild and the incredibly underrated Speed Racer. Playing the leader of the Fireflies I want Regina King after her amazing and layered performance in Watchmen. It's happening at HBO, where the game's terror and dark drama will almost definitely stay intact during the adaptation process. With The Last of Us coming to TV, we should expect to see expanded roles for the supporting cast. If you haven’t played The Last of Us it follows Joel (Troy Baker) who is hired to help get a young girl across the post-apocalyptic landscape of the United States. When The Last of Us was released in 2013 it quickly became nothing less than a cultural phenomenon. Sure Ellie is no Mister Rogers but I could definitely see Matthew Rhys bringing Joel’s journey to live-action. The format-breaking episodes "International Assassin" and "The Most Powerful Man in the World (and His Identical Twin Brother)" encapsulate why he'd be particularly superb as The Last Of Us' Joel. Of course, the question also remains about who would play Ellie. The look of him in that role fits perfectly and I feel like Rainn would hit this role out of the park. HBO’s The Last of Us – Everything you need to know: Want to know the latest updates regarding HBO’s TV adaptation of The Last of Us?All of the newest information is right here for your perusal. Tess is Joel’s smuggling partner and isn’t afraid of doing whatever she needs to get the job done. With these two final roles, I’m not sure about how much air-time they’d see in the adaption. Sure, Danish actor Nikolaj Coster-Waldau has been in a bunch of action-oriented projects such as Black Hawk Down, Oblivion, Gods of Egypt and more. Please refresh the page and try again. For the roles of Tess and Marlene, I’ve picked Tatiana Maslany and Renée Elise Goldsberry. It could be interesting to see Tess survive to help Joel and Ellie and if the show makes that change then we’d love to see Preacher’s brilliant Ruth Negga take up that place as part of the core trio. Yesterday, HBO and PlayStation Productions announced that, together, they will be making a TV series out of The Last of Us, which will be replacing the … As the mentally abused Amma Crellin, Scanlen masterfully shifted from sycophantic mommy's girl to rebellious deviant and back again, and never lost the character's innate sense of innocence. The situation gets particularly tense once others discover Ellie may hold answers to curing the infection. 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We also have to give a notable mention to Troy Baker the prolific and talented voice actor who brought Joel to life, if HBO were willing to take a little risk it could be very cool to see him get to bring Joel to live action too. Are you sure you want to delete this comment? In a tweet on March 8, Naughty Dog Vice President Neil Druckmann confirmed that Riley from Left Behind will be in the show, as well as Tess, Maria, and Marlene. Either way, Sarah needs to be super-likable for the audience as her death needs to be devastating. Upon first playing The Last Of Us, it's possible that Justified fans were reminded of Dever's hard-nosed Loretta McCready. First released in 2013, The Last of Us was set in the post-apocalyptic US, and focused on the jaded, middle-aged Joel, and his spirited teenage ward Ellie, as the pair travel across a country populated by zombies. When it comes to starring in dark Hollywood projects that never lose sight of their characters' humanity, Sophia Lillis already has a high batting average that makes her a solid fit for The Last of Us. The series will be helmed by Craig Mazin, the filmmaker who won great acclaim in 2019 for his HBO miniseries Chernobyl. One user said: “Honestly if they dont cast hugh jackman in the last of us ..what’s the point. Though Bill seems to play into some classic zombie / outbreak tropes he suffers a tragedy which plays a key part in Joel’s journey, so it’ll take a seriously talented character actor to bring him to life. https://www.tomsguide.com/news/the-last-of-us-hbo-series-release-date-cast However, it is expected that the original actors will not reprise their roles in the series. OUR SHOWSAll ShowsArcade CouchPlatinum ExplosionWhat Do You Wanna Watch? “We can’t start on it right away because [Naughty Dog is] still finishing up the second game, but pretty soon,” he said. Jackman can play a badass grizzled survivor with the best of them, and he's always maintained excellent chemistry with younger costars in any project he's in, so there would be little worry about him clashing with whoever gets cast as Ellie. NY 10036. Though The Last of Us is ostensibly a survival action game it was the close relationship between both the core playable characters that made The Last of Us such a runaway hit. Marlene - Regina King, Tess - Hannah John-Kamen, Bill - Jeffery Wright. You'll see all sorts of articles from me here including news, reviews, previews, and features. Following Sharp Objects, Scanlen aced the role of Beth March in Greta Gerwig's Little Women, and in 2019's Babyteeth, she played an ailing teen who lived like there was no tomorrow, which is a sentiment that The Last of Us' Ellie knows all too well. The Last of Us being adapted into a TV series is an exciting proposition. The Last of Us on HBO is said to be covering the first game with elements of the second, upcoming chapter potentially included. We’ll have to wait and see what HBO has in store for The Last of Us, but be sure that we’ll be keeping our ears to the ground to get all the news on the adaptation as and when it hits! Often opting for broadly comedic roles in projects like the Zoolander films, Parks and Recreation and The Spy Who Dumped Me, – as well as rando cameos in The Last Jedi and Joker – actor Justin Theroux always stands out when crossing into more dramatic territories. While he didn’t outright say he was playing him, he also didn’t deny it when asked and even mentioned that he had just gotten his hands on Part II. [sic]” Another suggested Kaitlyn Dever (Unbelievable) would be the perfect choice to play Ellie. honestly if they dont cast hugh jackman in the last of us ..what's the point pic.twitter.com/ewGcaEaVe1March 5, 2020. The Last of Us Cast Fans Would Love. The Last of Us’ creative director Neil Druckmann will also be heavily involved in the project, but not before finishing work on the upcoming PS4 sequel, The Last of Us Part II, which is due to hit shelves in May. Breaking Bad and Chernobyl director Johan Renck is set to helm the pilot episode, as told in an interview with Discussing Film. Generally speaking, if an actor isn’t involved with a project, they’ll just outright say that they aren’t, lending more credence to the above. Similarly, I’d expect to get more time with Tess and Hannah John-Kamen has the hard-ass ability to play that role well and bring something special to it. The Last of Us HBO series has the potential to be one of the biggest TV shows of the 21st Century, doing for gamers what Game of Thrones did for fans of fantasy. Tess would provide a good platform to showcase how good she can be with a property that will be huge. Alpha will be closing on March 31. Start your Independent Premium subscription today. Create a commenting name to join the debate, There are no Independent Premium comments yet - be the first to add your thoughts, There are no comments yet - be the first to add your thoughts. Fans of the game have already taken to Twitter to celebrate the news, and speculate about who could be cast in the two lead roles. And now you have Ellie, Riley, Tess, Marlene, Maria, ⬜️⬜️⬜️⬜️, and a few others! A random flashback seems like a bad way to just tack it on. I’ve picked Alyvia Alyn Lind for the short-lived series Daybreak for Sarah because in that show she has the sass that we see a glimpse of at the start of the game with Joel but was also able to make you care for her in that show even though she could be a bit abrasive. Related: Why The Last Of Us Movie Hasn't Happened Yet (& Why That's Good) The lead roles of Joel and Ellie provide a unique opportunity for an actor to sink his teeth into a multi-faceted role. Of course, this is technically just speculation/rumor, however, it wouldn’t be surprising if we got official confirmation in the very near future.