Game of Thrones star Bella Ramsey has been cast as Ellie in HBO’s upcoming Last of Us TV show. Ramsey, who is 17 years old, played Lyanna Mormont on Game of Thrones, so she is reuniting with HBO once more for the video game adaptation.
Neil Druckmann, the writer of the game and the TV show, confirmed the casting in a tweet following the story that broke with The Hollywood Reporter. “We’re absolutely thrilled to have Bella join the Last of Us family!” he wrote.
We’re absolutely thrilled to have Bella join the TLoU family! https://t.co/4v9TbLhcMr
— Dr. Uckmann (@Neil_Druckmann) February 11, 2021
There was speculation online that Oscar-winner Mahershala Ali was offered the other lead role, Joel, but THR’s report said this is not true. The site said Ali did “circle” the project, but he never made a deal.
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