HBOs The last of us TV series have reportedly found his Ellie in Bella Ramsey. The Hollywood Reporter has broken the news that Bella Ramsey, best known for her breakout role as fan favorite Lyanna Mormont Game of Thrones, has signed up to play Ellie, a “14-year-old orphan who has never known anything but a devastated planet struggling to balance her instinct for anger and resistance with her need for connection and connection. as the newfound reality that it may be the key to saving the world. “
Ramsey’s debut role in Game of Thrones made her an instant favorite with viewers of the hit HBO series. She has since taken on the lead role in the animated Netflix series Hilda, which released its second season in December. She also had a recurring role on the BBC One and HBO series Are dark materials and starred in the British-German fantasy drama The worst witch for four seasons. Ramsey also appeared last year Resistance with Jesse Eisenberg and Ed Harris.
The THR report also addresses the recent rumors of The last of us Mahershala Ali is watching for the role of Joel. According to the outlet, Ali ‘circled the role’, but a deal never materialized. With Ali apparently not biting, it seems the search for HBO is still underway to find a co-star for Ramsey to play the hardened middle-aged smuggler tasked with protecting Ellie while she travel through a post-apocalyptic wasteland inhabited by murderous looters and cannibalistic creatures.
The last of us is set 20 years after modern civilization was destroyed by a deadly pandemic that overtook the planet. In the original video game, players cook up control of Joel, a smuggler who is hired to guide Ellie through the wasteland for mysterious reasons that unfold throughout the story. What starts out as just another job for Joel turns into a “brutal, heartbreaking journey as they traverse the US and depend on each other to survive.”
Developed by Naughty Dog for the Sony PlayStation 3, The last of us was originally released in 2013. In the game Troy Baker and Ashley Johnson vote Joel and Ellie. The game was highly acclaimed for its story and gameplay, selling over 1.3 million copies in its first week of release. It would also win multiple Game of the Year awards from various publications and game award shows, making it by far one of the hottest video games in recent years. A sequel to a video game, The Last of Us Part II, was released in June 2020 with similar success.
Chernobyl creator Craig Mazin will write the script for The last of us, executive producer of the series along with original writer and creative director of the video game Neil Druckmann. Also executive producers are Carolyn Strauss, Evan Wells from Naughty Dog, and Asad Qizilbash and Carter Swan from PlayStation Productions. Kantemir Balagov (Beanpole) directs the pilot episode.
Since Ramsey can no doubt portray a fierce young hero, it’s easy to argue that her cast as Ellie in The last of us is perfect. This news comes from The Hollywood Reporter.
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