With The Last of Us film now confirmed and releasing sometime in the future, who should take on the role of main character Joel?
Hugh Jackman . Viggo Mortensen would be awesome too but it would be too similar to the road which is particularly not a bad thing but just similar and Hugh in Prisoners was just amazing , that scene in the bathroom with the hammer was really well done and shows he can do alot more than just the awesome wolverine , his acting skills was top notch in that movie . Joel Edgerton would be amazing too , Warrior was epic. Too many awesome choices , lets hope one of these actually get the part .
Or Josh Brolin.
Or Gerard Butler or Liam Neeson ... Josh Brolin could be David :) but that would be hard because david will only be there for a couple of scenes so its hard to get such a high profile actor like him for a few scenes . Mads mikkelsen would nail the role , that guy is so underrated . Matthew mcconaughey would be awesome too .
I think Jackman is the best option, but he would probably have to lose a bit of muscle to really go fully Joel! It's so important to get this right I'm actually nervous, I love The Last of Us and want a film I can watch over and over again and give me the same emotional attachment the game gave me.
http://www.cinemazzi.com/wp... Either Jackman or Brolin would be fine with me, but Prisoners shows Jackman could kill this role. Brolin definitely looks a lot like Joel in the face though IMO
Gerard Butler, Josh Brolin is definitely a very good choice.
Morgan Freeman as Joel Morgan Freeman as Ellie Morgan Freeman as Sarah Morgan Freeman as Tess Morgan Freeman as Voice over. This or I am 100% against the movie
Josh brolin all the way!!!
I've said it before and i'll say it again: Michael Cera as Joel Otherwise another good candidate is Dennis Rodman, his acting skill have been very underappreciated.
Gerard Butler https://www.youtube.com/wat...
@morganfell sorry, accidental disagree while trying to click link!
Yeah I agree Mikkelsen would be phenomenal as David... http://us.cdn281.fansshare....
Hugh Jackman...it's an obvious choice If you've seen Prisoners you'll know why http://www.4geekslikeyou.co... He looks like Joel He's a good actor He certainly had Joel like qualities in Prisoners He's a the best choice for them to go with, especially with Hugh Jackman having so much starpower to give the film good advertising. Josh Brolin would be the second choice though
Loved Prisoners, Jackman at his best!
Hugh Jackman would be awesome, he's got the look!
just for the sake of it - Antonio Banderas! hey, it's like returning the favor for this http://cloud.attackofthefan...
Gerard Butler all the way, he just seems like he'd be a bit more of an "every-man" whose been through some ish.
i have always thought that joe manganiello would be a great fit for joel. he looks and sounds just like him.
Denzel Washington, think book of Eli meets man on fire.
Josh Brolin has the right look, the right voice, and he's a pretty decent actor. Even Troy Baker wants Brolin to play Joel in the movie.
It' a darn pity Troy Baker isn't a doppleganger for Joel, he preformed well on The Last of Us: One night live!
Yep, to me Josh is the only perfect choice. Others could play him, but Josh is pretty much Joel.
Dylan McDermott has my vote.
Very underrated actor. Enjoyed him very much in American Horror Story.
He looks perfect for the role
I agree he has the facial hair down to a tee!
He was the actor I kept thinking of for the longest time for this role, was about to post it until I read yours, good choice!
I actually mocked up who I think should play everybody... here you go.. http://i.imgur.com/8VtFQhg....
Apparently Maisie Williams is already being courted for Ellie. http://screenrant.com/last-... I quite like Josh Brolin for Joel although I think Michael Fassbender could also be a great fit.
Maisie might work as Ellie, having trouble picturing it but there isn't a lot of options for that role. Maybe Chloe Moretz, I don't know. As for Joel, one other actor I want to throw out there is Russel Crowe. He can play any role. Also I think Emma Watson might be able to play someone younger even if she is older now. She would have been such a perfect Ellie 4 years ago, but maybe could still pull it off.
Love your choice for Tess
John Hawkes as David would be awesome. God I hope Gerard Butler isn't Joel. Has that dude EVER acted well in ANYTHING?
Those are all very good choices.
Not sure about your picks for Joel or Marlene but the rest look well suited.
Legit casting call. Especially David. I approve. +1
Dude. You killed it with Bron as Robert. I think that actor is great and that character is written well.. but i don't think he matched up with my vision from the book.. Anyway... seriously though. Hugh Fuckin' Jackman.
Please no Brolin and no Jackman for Joel. If Wyle can add 20-30 pounds to fit the frame of Joel, I'd say yes, if not, Edgerton would also be a good choice.
Jackman is a good realistic choice, it all goes on whether or not he want to play a Joel like character again. X-men is draining his time and schedule conflicts are very possible. Josh Brolin is my choice but i don't think he'll be able to emote the same as Troy Baker. Now, every time i think about it. Billy Crudup would be my choice. Joel - Billy Crudup - Henry Cavill maybe? Ellie - Maisy Williams (Only if she can nail the american accent.) If she can't, Abigail Breslin. Tommy (Won't be in it but still) - Alexander Skarsgard Tess - Jennifer Morrison Bill - Beau Bridges Sam - Astro (Even though he annoys me.) Henry - Anthony Mackie Marlene - Rosario Dawson. John Hawkes - David
The lead actor from Hell on Wheels would be a great fit (image below). Odds are, someone super established wouldn't risk it on a video game movie unless they have some creative control (like with Fassbender). http://www.beyondhollywood....
Damn didn't think of him, not a bad pick. Part of picking a a good actor would be someone who can nail Joels voice ..dude is a mans man
Hugh Jackman. Just watch the movie prisoners, actually it's in an outfit like hotel at one point and has the beard
Am I the only one that thinks Maisie Williams is a bad choice to play ellie.
Why...shes a good actress and one of the few non annoying-bad young actors out there.
It just seems like ppl think she's a good choice Cuz she stabs ppl in GoT.
Ellie stabs people in Last of Us...seems perfect to me
Nah, she's a good choice cause she has backbone and comes across as a very mature person for her age. She can also switch from a serious tone to being very light-hearted in an instant which is all very Ellie like.
No, you're right to be skeptical. She is English, not American. A bad accent can bring anyone out of a film. Plus, she's actually almost 18, she might have a growth spurt like Chloe Moretz (She is now a bad choice.)
Yah, that's one of my pet peeves, English actors with bad American accents.
I agree with you... I don't see it... Look nothing alike whatsoever
No, I dont like her either. I much have a nobody with more the likeness of Ellie's.
I agree. Someone had put a picture side by side of the two and I can see that happening. He's made some stinker movies, but he is an alright actor.
Morgan Freeman. He's great!
as a narrator, maybe
Sometimes it makes me sad, though... Tommy being gone. I have to remind myself that some birds aren't meant to be caged. Their feathers are just too bright. And when they fly away, the part of you that knows it was a sin to lock them up DOES rejoice. But still, the place you live in is that much more drab and empty that they're gone. I guess I just miss my friend. Yes. You just read that in Morgan Freeman's voice in your head. Yes you did.
Russell Brand as Joel cuz trollolol
this is easy Hugh Jackman just watch prisoners and you'll see hes perfect for the role.
michael fassbender http://entertainment.ie/ima...
Nobody because this game doesn't need to be made within a different medium.
Adam Sandler NOT a joke, i mean it 100% Adam Sandler. He doesn't need a role like this but by god he would nail it. http://i1.wp.com/www.heyugu... https://www.youtube.com/wat... People need to stop mentioning Hugh Jackman (He has Blackbeard, Wolverine and a new X-men coming up - scheduling conflicts.) (Does being in Prisoners mean he HAS to have another role like that?) No Dylan Mcdermot, had his chance with In the Line of Fire and he's not a very convincing actor. Josh Brolin can't emote as well as Joel does, he's good but he can't cry. (Plus he's Thanos -Schedule conflicts.) Viggo Mortinson ????? As David yeah, not as Joel (Does being in The Road mean he HAS to play another role like that?)
Jim Caviezel, he is a wonderful actor and has a sadness about him that comes through in his roles.Check out his work in Pay it Forward and Passion of the Christ just to name a few noteworthy performances.
Adam Sandler could be Joel AND Ellie.
Ugh dont remind me , i hated that movie .
No-one, because the movie shouldn't be happening in the first place.it was a great game and you're gonna muck it up with a movie. News flash: not everything needs to be turned into a movie.
Thanks for contributing meaningful information to the topic.