The Last of Us movie is in the making, so naturally, now is the best time for speculation on who is going to be cast as Ellie and Joel. Here are our top picks.

In 2014 Sony announced that Screen Gems, a division of Sony Pictures, was working on a film adaptation of best selling video game The Last of Us. The script is being written by the game director himself, Neil Druckmann, and the movie will be directed by Sam Raimi (The Evil Dead and Spider-Man trilogy).

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Not much has been disclosed since the announcement. Maybe they are waiting for The Last of Us Part II to launch before they reveal any more information. But that’s not going to stop me from speculating… at least on The Last of Us movie cast!

I have put together a list of 12 a-list actors (6 for Joel and 6 for Ellie) that I think are perfect and could be cast for the roles. I have excluded Ellen Page and Ashley Johnson because they aren’t age appropriate for the role today, but I think I’ve found the perfect alternatives.

13Travis Fimmel

Aussie A-lister, Travis Fimmel, can play Joel.

I’ve got to kick this list off with an Aussie. Travis Fimmel is known for his role as Ragnar Lothbrok on Vikings. He has proven his manly grit and big bleeding heart on the show. Fans are shocked that he was never nominated for an Emmy Award for his portrayal of the Viking lord.

Battle-hardened viking warrior and a kind, loving and caring, father. In a sense, you could say that Travis played the Nordic version of Joel in Vikings. I couldn’t help but think of Joel and his daughter whenever saw Ragnar with Gyda. Keep clicking to the end, and you will see exactly what I mean.

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