Maisie Williams, known for her role as Arya Stark, the best character in Game of Thrones, is in talks to play Ellie in The Last of Us film, according to reports from the Screen Gems panel at San Diego Comic-Con.
"In an ideal world, Ashley Johnson would be 14. But there's some way to get those actors into the film." —Neil Druckmann on LAST OF US film.— Adam B. Vary (@adambvary) July 25, 2014
Ashley Johnson voiced the role of Ellie in The Last of Us video game.
The film, announced in March, is still early in development, and the actress is yet to sign on to the role. Sam Raimi, the director of the original Evil Dead and Spider-Man trilogies, is set to produce. Naughty Dog's creative director and writer Neil Druckmann will pen the script. The script will have some changes from the game's story. Initially Druckmann wanted the film to have a different ending, but Raimi convinced the writer otherwise.
According to Druckmann, Naughty Dog has final approval on both the casting and directing of the film.
The news comes shortly after the announcement of a release date for the Uncharted film, another adaptation of a Naughty Dog game.