Game Of Thrones Star Maisie Williams Courted For ‘The Last Of Us’
The actress may join the big-budget adaptation of the hit video game...
The HBO star is reportedly in talks to topline the big-budget film adaptation of the hit PlayStation title, The Last of Us.Sources close to the project report that producer Sam Raimi met with the young actress about the role.
She would play Ellie, who travels through a post-apocalyptic America with a companion, in a land decimated by an infection that spawns zombie-like humans.
The game has been lauded for its intense storytelling and brilliant visuals, and has sold over 7 million copies worldwide. The studio behind the game, Naughty Dog, is deeply involved with the movie, leaving many fans to hope that The Last of Us can buck the trend of lacklustre video game films. Williams has been a standout on GOT, playing the noble-born Arya Stark. The role was her acting debut, but since then the young star has appeared in the BBC series The Secret of Crickley Hall.
She also has a number of smaller films on her slate, but The Last Of Us, should she officially sign on, would be her largest movie project to date.