The Last of Us Live-action Cast

There's an adaptation that's in the works with the original writer writing the film script. Great news with that. Here are my picks for the cast. Trying to keep with american/canadian actors for THE LAST OF US because it's drenched with americana. Feel free to comment or suggest.
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1.
Joe Manganiello
Joe Manganiello is an American actor. He was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, to Susan (Brachanow) and Charles John Manganiello, and has a younger brother, Nicholas. His father is of Italian descent and his mother has German/Austrian/Croatian and Armenian ancestry. Joe was raised in Mount Lebanon and attended Mount Lebanon high school...
“ -JOEL-

Watching him as Alcide on "True Blood", with his imposing stature and grizzled look screams Joel physically. Also his take on that character as an inherent wild man in a civilized world was completely believable, along with a solid southern accent. (Plus he's from my hometown, Pittsburgh) ” - rodfowler27
 
2.
Frank Grillo
Actor, Warrior
The oldest of three children, Frank Grillo was born in New York City, to an Italian-American family. He grew up in upstate New York, and got his first taste of acting in high school where he was in many plays. Frank was also a gifted athlete and his dream was to play sports professionally. Frank graduated from New York University with a business degree.
“ -JOEL-

Since seeing him in THE PURGE: ANARCHY he was my original choice for The Punisher but since Jon Bernthal killed it on DAREDEVIL that's out of the question. But if you look at him Purge 2 and place that character in biologically-induced post-apocalyptic future, he is JOEL. ” - rodfowler27
 
3.
Jeffrey Dean Morgan
Actor, Watchmen
Jeffrey Dean Morgan endeared himself to audiences with his recurring role on ABC's smash hit series, Grey's Anatomy. His dramatic arc as heart patient "Denny Duquette", who wins the heart of intern "Izzie Stevens" (Katherine Heigl) in a star-crossed romance, made him a universal fan favorite. He also had recurring roles on The CW and Warner Bros...
“ -JOEL-
Loved him as the Comedian in "Watchmen" and as John Winchester in "Supernatural". Imagine him bringing that intensity to Joel. ” - rodfowler27
 
4.
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- ” - rodfowler27
 
5.
Jon Bernthal
Jon Bernthal was born and raised in Washington D.C., the son of Joan (Marx) and Eric Bernthal, a lawyer. His grandfather was musician Murray Bernthal. Jon went to study at The Moscow Art Theatre School, in Moscow, Russia, where he also played professional baseball in the European professional baseball federation...
“ -JOEL-

Watching him as PUNISHER and Shane in THE WALKING DEAD, I believe he can bring the weary Joel to life. ” - rodfowler27
 
6.
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- ” - rodfowler27
 
7.
Jeremy Renner
Jeremy Lee Renner was born in Modesto, California, the son of Valerie (Tague) and Lee Renner, who managed a bowling alley. After a tumultuous yet happy childhood with his four younger siblings, Renner graduated from Beyer High School and attended Modesto Junior College. He explored several areas of study...
“ -JOEL- ” - rodfowler27
 
8.
Timothy Olyphant
From Timothy Olyphant's first screen appearances, such as his two-minute bit in The First Wives Club, to "Nicko", whose presence at times dwarfed the island in A Perfect Getaway, he has been a force to be reckoned with. Born in Hawaii, Timothy David Olyphant was raised in Modesto, California. He is the son of Katherine Lyon (Gideon) and John Vernon Bevan Olyphant...
“ -JOEL-

First time I took notice of Olyphant was as the killer Micky in "Scream 2". He was a great mix of comedy and slightly over-the-top menace at the end. Then as the conservatively righteous sheriff in "Deadwood". I think a nice melding of those 2 roles with 60% Deadwood, he would make a decent Joel ” - rodfowler27
 
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“ -JOEL- ” - rodfowler27
 
10.
Dominic Purcell
At the age of two, Dominic and his family moved from England to Sydney's Bondi and then moved to the Western Suburbs. After becoming a landscape gardener, he soon tired of the profession and, whilst watching the war movie Platoon, decided to become an actor. Due to his working-class background...
“ -JOEL-

He's been in some very bad films over the years. But I think he would fit JOEL. I've come to think of Joel as a "scarcastic-caveman" type. Purcell nails the caveman look and think given the chance he can bring JOEL to life. ” - rodfowler27
 
11.
Joey King
Joey King started acting professionally when she was four years old. A national spot for Life Cereal was Joey's first commercial. It has been said that Joey inherited the love of acting from her grandmother who used to perform in live theater. She has appeared in several television shows and movies of the week...
“ -ELLIE-

Right age and good/great child actress. She's versatile and can definitely handle a complex role like Ellie. ” - rodfowler27
 
12.
Angourie Rice
Actress, The Nice Guys
From a creative family, Angourie began her career in Perth, Western Australia with several short films and national television commercials. She first came to industry attention with her work on Zak Hilditch's short film Transmission. Angourie traveled with the film to a number of festivals including the Tribeca Film Festival in New York and was awarded Best Actor at the St...
“ -ELLIE-

After watching THE NICE GUYS(AMAZING FILM, GO SEE IT!!!), I've come to consider it as a 2hour audition tape for this young and talented actress. Just place her in a post-apocalyptic landscape and she's Ellie. ” - rodfowler27
 
13.
Millie Bobby Brown
Millie Brown was born in Spain, to British parents. They moved to Orlando, Florida in 2011, where Millie went to acting workshops to pass the time on a Saturday, and it was there that a top Hollywood talent scout called and told Millie's parents that "she has instincts you cannot teach." She advised...
“ -ELLIE-

Loved her on "Stranger Things". She was great as a "fish-out-of-water" character and would love to see if see can handle a different character-type ” - rodfowler27
 
14.
“ -TESS-

Handles kickass characters with ease. Tess is a perfect fit for her. ” - rodfowler27
 
15.
Anna Silk
Actress, Lost Girl
Anna Silk is a Canadian actress born in New Brunswick, Canada who graduated from St. Thomas University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1997. She appeared in at least two productions at the St. Thomas Theatre, "Seven Menus" and "The Kitchen." Anna has guest starred in numerous television shows but most famously known for playing Bo, the lead role in the hit television series Lost Girl.
“ -TESS-

Amazing as the anti-hero Bo on "Lost Girl". She can bring Tess' smart-ass wit to full life. ” - rodfowler27
 
16.
Cobie Smulders
Cobie Smulders was born on April 3, 1982, in Vancouver, British Columbia, to a Dutch father and an English mother. As a girl, Cobie had set her sights on becoming a doctor or a marine biologist. In fact, it wasn't until high school that Cobie started to explore acting after appearing in several school productions...
“ -TESS-

Maria Hill with a darkness to her. ” - rodfowler27
 
17.
Ali Larter
A native of Cherry Hill, New Jersey, Ali began modeling at age 13 and traveled the world before moving to Los Angeles to study acting. Her first professional acting job was a role on the television series Chicago Sons. She received her breakthrough in the high school football drama Varsity Blues which included her infamous whipped cream bikini scene...
“ -TESS-

She good at a playing characters w/ rocky pasts or persona. ” - rodfowler27
 
18.
Emmanuelle Vaugier
Actress, Saw II
Emmanuelle Vaugier is a versatile actor who simply sizzles when it comes to portraying those feisty female leads who like to stir things up a bit. Her role in ABC's steamy summer soap, "Mistresses" is no exception. In the series, Vaugier portrays Niko, the new mixologist at Wunderbar, and a thorn in Joss' (Jes Macallan) side...
“ -TESS-

She's great as the leader of the Dark Faye on "Lost Girl". Delightfully sexy and can play tough well. ” - rodfowler27
 
19.
“ -DAVID-

Can play menacing, caring and psychotic all at the same time. He would be great as Cannibal leader David. ” - rodfowler27
 
20.
Kevin Bacon
Actor, Apollo 13
Kevin Norwood Bacon was born on July 8, 1958 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to Ruth Hilda (Holmes), an elementary school teacher, and Edmund Norwood Bacon, a prominent architect who was on the cover of Time Magazine in November 1964. Kevin's early training as an actor came from The Manning Street. His debut as the strict Chip Diller in Animal House almost seems like an inside joke...
“ -DAVID-

He can charming then psychotic at the drop of a hat. Plus he can do that with such nuance that you might not even notice it until it too late. That's David. ” - rodfowler27
 
21.
Scoot McNairy
During the early 2000s, actor Scoot McNairy quickly came to specialize in portrayals of colorful and individualistic young men with a slightly rebellious edge. McNairy began during the early to mid-2000s, with bit parts in films including Wonderland (2003), Herbie: Fully Loaded (2005), and Art School Confidential (2006)...
“ -DAVID-
Good, bad or nerdy he would be believable. A cunning leader of acannibalistic group- sure. ” - rodfowler27
 
22.
Mark Pellegrino
Mark Pellegrino was born on April 9, 1965 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Mark Ross Pellegrino. He is an actor and producer, known for The Big Lebowski (1998), National Treasure (2004) and The Number 23 (2007). He has been married to Tracy Pellegrino since October 30, 2008. They have two children.
“ -DAVID-

He was great as Lucifer on "Supernatural". Charming and villainous. He's great at playing the villain with a cool air that's just thrilling. He would make a great David. ” - rodfowler27
 
23.
Gina Torres
Actress, Serenity
Gina was born in New York City and is youngest of three children in a close-knit Cuban American family. Attended New York City's High School of Music and Art She is a gifted mezzo soprano and was trained in opera and jazz and also sang in a gospel choir.
“ -MARLENE-

Zoe Washburne from "Firefly" playing the leader of The Fireflies, nice. ” - rodfowler27
 
24.
Elise Neal
Actress, Logan
Elise Neal was born in Memphis, Tennessee and began dancing at age six. She credits her success to her mother, Arletha Neal, who always supported her and drove her to many talent shows and recitals. After moving to New York and quickly booking many off-Broadway shows and musical revivals, she thought Broadway would be her winning ticket...
“ -MARLENE-

Good actress, haven't seen her in a while. Seen her a number of strong characters that she performed with ease. ” - rodfowler27
 
25.
“ -BILL-

Bill has some smartass remarks that Danny can portray effortlessly. Also it would be interesting to see if he can off such a different type of character. ” - rodfowler27
 
26.
Dayo Okeniyi
Dayo Okeniyi (Pronounced: Die-o Okay-nii-yii) began performing on the stage in elementary school. In 2003, Okeniyi, the youngest of five siblings, moved from Nigeria with his family to the The United States. His father, now a retired customs officer and mother, a British literature teacher, were adamant that their children receive an education in the United States...
“ -HENRY- ” - rodfowler27
 
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“ -TOMMY- ” - rodfowler27
 
28.
Jensen Ackles
Jensen Ross Ackles, better known as simply Jensen Ackles, was born on March 1, 1978, in Dallas, Texas, to Donna Joan (Shaffer) and actor Alan Ackles. He has English, German, and Scottish ancestry. Jensen grew up in Richardson, Texas, together with his older brother, Joshua, and a younger sister...
“ -TOMMY- ” - rodfowler27