The Last of Us: Fan Casting

If they decide to make a film about this phenomenal game, here are my realistic choice of actors to star in the project.
I also wonder if it would be best to split it in two films, rather than one. The first film about the cannibals and the second about the fireflies; which will cause more character development, then all of it jumbled into one film. Of course scenes from the game will have to be moved around, if they decided to make more than one film.
Many things have changed in the many months I made this list, so my mind has also changed in who I predict to be cast. The facts we do know about the film:
- Screen Gems and Ghost House Pictures are going to be the distributor and production company. - This is not a good sign, as both companies don't make many great films.
- Sam Raimi is producing; possibly directing. As long as he isn't directing it should be fine. Don't get me wrong Sam is a great director, but he isn't right for this film.

From Fassbender down are my previous choices.
I doubt Any one of these people with be chosen but its nice to make predictions and hoping one will be cast.
Back to my new predictions. Enjoy!
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Hugh Jackman
Hugh Michael Jackman is an Australian actor, singer, multi-instrumentalist, dancer and producer. Jackman has won international recognition for his roles in major films, notably as superhero, period, and romance characters. He is best known for his long-running role as Wolverine in the X-Men film series...
“ Joel-
Hugh Jackman would be a wired choice for Joel but his acting in 'Prisoners' might sway me if he was chosen to play the role.
Plus, along with me, everyone love Hugh Jackman. I hope his busy schedule won't interfere with him being possibly cast. ” - MrZombie13
Jon Hamm
Actor, Mad Men
“ Joel-
Jon Hamm is done with Mad Men and his recent stint in rehab just ended. Jon and his cold demeanour on Mad Men and his addiction to alcoholism, he knows that suffering within himself, much like Joel.
He wouldn't be a hugh fan fav for the role but I think he would do a great job. ” - MrZombie13
Kaitlyn Dever
Actress, Short Term 12
Kaitlyn Dever was born in Phoenix, Arizona. She knew she wanted to act at just six years old, and incessantly asked her parents to send her to acting school. Instead, they enrolled her in gymnastics, ballet and ice skating, but her passion didn't lie within any of these activities. At nine years of age...
“ Ellie-
Ellie is extremely hard to decide who to play her and I "secretly" hope they cast an unknown actress.
So if I had to choose who to pick, my first choice would Kaitlyn Dever. Her roles in "Justified' and 'Short Term 12' show that she can really act and can bring the stoic but witty Ellie to the big screen. ” - MrZombie13
Mackenzie Foy
Actress, Interstellar
Mackenzie Christine Foy was born 10 November, 2000. She began her career as a child model in 2004, working for Garnet Hill, Polo Ralph Lauren, and Guess Kids. She has also modeled in print ads for companies such as Rubbermaid, Jones Apparel Group,The Walt Disney Company, Mattel, Target Corporation, Talbots, Guess and Gap...
“ Ellie-
If their picking an actress the same age as Ellie, I think she's around that age now and this would be the best option. Also her role in Interstellar shows her talents that I did not know existed before I made this list. ” - MrZombie13
Raffey Cassidy
Actress, Tomorrowland
Raffey Cassidy is an English actress known for Snow White and the Huntsman and Dark Shadows. Her breakthrough role came as Athena in Brad Bird 's Tomorrowland opposite George Clooney. In 2013 Raffey was the youngest ever actor to be named in Screen International's Stars of Tomorrow and her performance as Athena won extensive worldwide critical acclaim...
“ Ellie-
A young star on the rise after her role in Tomorrowland. Like Foy, her age will be suitable for the role. ” - MrZombie13
Sophie Nélisse
Sophie Nélisse was born in Windsor, Ontario, but moved to Montreal with her family when she was just age 4. She began her career at the age of seven in commercials, then made her movie debut at age 10 in the 2012 French-Canadian film Monsieur Lazhar. For her performance in the film, she won a Genie and a Jutra award for Best Supporting Actress...
“ Ellie-
If I were to pick someone solely on talent alone the breathtaking actress Sophie Nélisse would the obvious choice in my eyes.
The more I think about her playing the role of Ellie, the more I hope it happens. ” - MrZombie13
John Hawkes
John Hawkes was born John Marvin Perkins in Alexandria, Minnesota, to Patricia Jeanne (Olson) and Peter John Perkins, a farmer. He is of British and Scandinavian descent. John moved to Austin, Texas to begin his career as an actor and musician. He co-founded the Big State Productions Theatre Company and appeared in the group's original play...
“ David-
Now for the Main Antagonist of the game in my opinion, John not only looks like David but has the superb acting skills to play the deranged role of David. ” - MrZombie13
Michael Shannon
Michael Corbett Shannon was born and raised in Lexington, Kentucky, the son of Geraldine Hine, a lawyer, and Donald Sutherlin Shannon, an accounting professor at DePaul University. His grandfather was entomologist Raymond Corbett Shannon. Shannon began his professional stage career in Chicago. His first acting role was in "Winterset" at the Illinois Theatre Center...
“ David-
Michael to me looks like the ultimate "baddy" in any film, so why not this. Michael is a terrific actor and can bring any spin he wants to this character. ” - MrZombie13
Paul Bettany
Paul Bettany was born in Harlesden, London, England, into a theatre family. His father, Thane Bettany, is still an actor, but his mother, Anne Kettle, has retired from acting. His maternal grandmother, Olga Gwynne (her maiden and stage name), was a successful actress, while his maternal grandfather...
“ David-
Paul will bring the disturbing side of David, along with his own take to see the character in a new light. ” - MrZombie13
“ Tommy-
James is a underrated actor and his talents would suit the role of Tommy. ” - MrZombie13
Michiel Huisman
Huisman was born on July 18, 1981 in Amstelveen, Noord-Holland, which is near Amsterdam. Before Game of Thrones, Huisman had a role in Paul Verhoeven's acclaimed Black Book, and he played Rudolf Nureyev in the BBC TV movie Margot about prima ballerina Margot Fonteyn. Before he became ubiquitous on television...
“ Tommy-
Lot of similarities on appearance but much younger in age, Michiel has the acting talents to pull of a slightly younger Tommy in the film. ” - MrZombie13
“ Tommy-
Nikolaj is who my personal pick to play Tommy and based on his brotherly scenes with Peter Dinklage on 'Game of Thrones', that should be enough to show he's perfect for the role. ” - MrZombie13
Mackenzie Davis
Actress, The Martian
Mackenzie Davis was born and raised in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada and went to McGill University in Montreal. She studied acting at the Neighborhood Playhouse in New York City. Shortly thereafter, she was discovered by Drake Doremus, and made her acting debut in his feature film, Breathe In.
“ Tess-
A lot younger then in the game, the up and coming Mackenzie Davis would bring a fresher take on Tess. ” - MrZombie13
“ Tess - I did not know who Annie Wersching was until I watched Bosch. Wow, what a underrated actress. I think she should return to reprise the role of Tess. ” - MrZombie13
Lena Headey
Actress, 300
Lena Headey is a British actress, she was born in Bermuda, to parents from Yorkshire, England, where she was also raised. She is the daughter of Sue and John Headey, a police officer. Headey is best-known for her role as "Cersei Lannister" in Game of Thrones (2011-present) and The Brothers Grimm, Possession...
“ Tess-
If I were to pick someone to play Tess like the one in the game, Lena would be a dead on impression of Her; a major compliment on her acting.
Now pregnant and doubt her being considered at all. ” - MrZombie13
“ Marlene-
Sonequa wasn't on my radar for the role of Marlene until her role as Sasha on The Walking Dead started changing into a sad but determined character. If cast, she would be the right choice in a unexpected way. ” - MrZombie13
Nicole Beharie
Actress, Shame
She made her feature film debut in the 2008 film American Violet,where she played the leading role. Also in the same year she played Sarah Ward in the American sports film, The Express opposite actor Rob Brown. In the Lifetime movie, Sins of the Mother (2010), Beharie portrayed Shay Hunter, a struggling...
“ Marlene-
I find Marlene to be difficult to cast, as it needs to be the right actress to bring that twisting deceitful role of Marlene.
Anyhow, Nicole does resemble her and her acting seems like she can pull it off. ” - MrZombie13
Gugu Mbatha-Raw
Actress, Concussion
Gugu, short for Gugulethu which is Zulu for "Our Pride", was born in the John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford, England. Her mother, Anne Raw, is a Caucasian English nurse, and her father, Patrick Mbatha, is a Black South African doctor. Her parents separated when she was a year old, and she was brought up by her mother in the town of Witney...
“ Marlene-
Gugu will be something different in ones eyes to play Marlene but her acting is truly note-worthy from the work I've seen of hers. This will be a long shot as she is sought after at the moment. ” - MrZombie13
Brendan Gleeson
Brendan Gleeson was born in Dublin, Ireland, to Pat and Frank Gleeson. From a very young age, he loved to learn, especially reading classical text in and outside the classroom. He took great attention to Irish play writers such as Samuel Beckett, which eventually led to him performing in his high school play production of "Waiting for Godot"...
“ Bill- Along with his appearance, his acting would blow me away as the role of Bill. ” - MrZombie13
“ Bill- He's the one I imagined while playing the game. He's big, he's got the hair and he looks like the right age to play Bill. ” - MrZombie13
Jeffrey Wright
Quite possibly the most underrated and underexposed actor of his caliber and generation, Jeffrey Wright's undeniable talent and ability to successfully bring to life any role he undertakes is on a par with the most praised and revered A-list actors in the business. Born and raised in Washington DC, Wright graduated from the prestigious Amherst college in 1987...
“ Bill- Or we change it up and have Jeffrey play Bill and let him bring something different to the role, while not forgetting who Bill is. ” - MrZombie13
Keith Stanfield
Lakeith Lee Stanfield is an actor and rapper from Victorville, CA. At the age of 15, Lakeith attended the John Casablancas Modeling & Career Centers in Orange County. A few years later, he auditioned for Destin Cretton's then college thesis film Short Term 12. Later, the newer version of Short Term 12 would mark Lakeith's debut as a professional actor...
“ Henry- From the amazing 'Short Term 12', Lakeith will be an A list talent. Why not start him in his. Henry plays an important part in Joel and Ellie's journey both physically and emotionally that Lakeith can surely deliver. ” - MrZombie13
“ Sam- Henry's brother and for the same reasons above, Skylan can pull of this role. He was great in 'The Inevitable Defeat of Mister & Pete' and that is why I picked Skylan. ” - MrZombie13
Amy Seimetz
Amy Seimetz first came to prominence producing and directing shorts and independent films. Most notably associate producing Barry Jenkins' Medicine For Melancholy which was nominated for Gotham and Independent Spirit Awards, after playing at South By Southwest and the Toronto International Film Festival...
“ Maria- A little younger then on the game but I like Amy as an actress and I think she would do a good job as Tommy's wife. ” - MrZombie13
“ Robert- Minus the similarities, he would bring more to the character then what was shown in the the game, even in the short time he's in it and he awesome in GoT. ” - MrZombie13
Max Fowler
Actor, Rage
English actor Max Fowler was born on 19th January 1991 and raised in Strawberry Hill, South West London, to Karen and Simon Fowler, a Photographer in the music industry. Max is the youngest of 3 children; his sister Francesca is an Actress/Writer and brother Beau is a Writer/Director and Fight Choreographer...
“ James- Its a small part in the game but it can be a slightly bigger role in the film. I wanted someone younger to show how far one can fall, no matter the age. ” - MrZombie13
Hana Hayes
Current playing Lizzie Sanderson on "The Grinder" FOX's new comedy starring Rob Lowe and Fred Savage..Hana is voice and image of Sarah in Sony/Playstation's "The Last of Us" video game...Films: "Thunderstruck"; "Mercy" "Stockholm PA" "Beautiful Now".. TV: "Greys Anatomy" "Criminal Minds";"Law and Order"Bucket and Skinners Epic Adventures/Nickelodeon Hana Hayes was born in Tucson Arizona in 1999...
“ Sarah- She was the voice and did the motion capture of this character, why not have her play this small part in the film. ” - MrZombie13
“ Writer- He did write the game and should write the film with the help of another writer, preferably Matt Reeves. ” - MrZombie13
“ James/Robert-
The man that brought Joel alive should have a small role in the film. The role of James or Robert would suffice. ” - MrZombie13
“ Director- Based on his work on 'The Road', I think he would be a wise choice to direct, and my personal favourite to be chosen. ” - MrZombie13
“ Director-
When Ex-Machina come out, he will be sought after and I hope he is available when find the man to make the film. ” - MrZombie13
“ Director-
He has already done a post-apocaylptic film in The Rover. He's a alright director, he has his own way in making his films that may or may not work if he made the film. ” - MrZombie13
“ Director-
If you haven't seen The Babadook, watch it. What a great film. She is great a making you feel scared when theres nothing to be scared of. Many won't know who she is but what a hidden gem as a director. ” - MrZombie13
Dan Gilroy
Writer, Nightcrawler
Dan Gilroy was born in Santa Monica, California, the son of Pulitzer Prize winning playwright Frank D. Gilroy, and sculptor and writer Ruth Dorothy. His brother Tony Gilroy is a screenwriter and director; and his fraternal twin brother, John Gilroy, is a film editor. Through his father, he is of Italian, Irish and German descent...
“ Director-
His first film as director was Nightcrawler and what a great first time doing it. I doubt he would be chosen but I have hope. ” - MrZombie13
Michael Fassbender
Michael Fassbender was born in Heidelberg, Germany, to a German father, Josef, and an Irish mother, Adele (originally from Larne, County Antrim, in Northern Ireland). Michael was raised in the town of Killarney, Co. Kerry, in south-west Ireland, where his family moved to when he was two years old. His parents ran a restaurant (his father is a chef)...
“ Joel-
My personal pick but the most unlikely to star; as he's doing the 'Assassins Creed' movie already.

From what I've seen mostly everybody wants Josh Brolin to play Joel but I personally think its a bad idea. I like Josh Brolin, I enjoy Josh Brolins work but I just don't see his acting style to work for this type of role ” - MrZombie13
Joel Edgerton
Actor, Warrior
Joel Edgerton was born on June 23, 1974 in Blacktown, New South Wales, Australia, to Marianne and Michael Edgerton, who is a solicitor and property developer. His brother is filmmaker Nash Edgerton. He went to Hills Grammar School in the Western Suburbs of Sydney, and after leaving, he attended Nepean Drama School in 1994...
“ Joel-
My second favorite actor behind the man above, if the brilliant Joel Edgerton played the role of Joel and would not make me feel disappointed. His acting in 'Warrior' made me feel his pain and misfortune and I think he can do that again in this film. ” - MrZombie13
Morgan Saylor
Actress, Homeland
Morgan Saylor was born in Chicago and raised in Georgia, attending Montessori schools through grade 8. At a young age, Morgan began performing at community theatre summer camps. In the third grade, Morgan's family moved within Georgia to an in-town Atlanta neighborhood, filled with even more theatre opportunities...
“ Ellie-
Based on her role in 'Homeland' I think she has the potential to play a role like Ellie but she is getting older and this might be long-shot in being chosen. ” - MrZombie13
Rosamund Pike
Actress, Gone Girl
Born on January 27, 1979 in London, England, actress Rosamund Mary Elizabeth Pike is the only child of a classical violinist mother, Caroline (Friend), and an opera singer father, Julian Pike. Due to her parents' work, she spent her early childhood traveling around Europe. Pike attended Badminton School in Bristol...
“ Tess-
This was challenge to decide the right actresses to play Tess as she's an important character in the beginning of the game. I think if they made her a much larger part in the film, the outstanding Rosamund Pike would get the job done. ” - MrZombie13
Matt Reeves
Writer, Let Me In
Born on April 27, 1966, Matthew Reeves is a writer, director and producer, known for his directorial work on Cloverfield (2008), Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (2014), and War of the Planet of the Apes (2017). Reeves was born in in Rockville Center, New York and was childhood friends with director J.J.Abrams...
“ Director/Writer- If he helped Neil write to make it more suitable for screen and he directed, this would be an enjoyable film. ” - MrZombie13
Edward Zwick
Edward Zwick is well-known for his heroic movies that include Glory, and the breathtaking works of art that include Legends of the Fall. Zwick has also been known for his thoughtfulness as a director, and for his record of working with television series and other films as a producer. Born in 1952...
“ Director- He's done Blood Diamond and The Last Samurai, because of that he would be awesome if he directed. ” - MrZombie13