World news – Pedro Pascal and Game of Thrones star Bella Ramsey in the lead role in the adaptation of The Last Of Us

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The Game of Thrones star was cast in the lead role of HBO’s adaptation of the video game. Photo: PA Media.

Keiran Southern

Game Of Thrones star Pedro Pascal was cast in the lead role in HBO’s adaptation of The Last Of Us.

The Chilean-American actor, 45, will become Joel Play in the TV version of the hugely popular video game.

His Game Of Thrones co-star, 17-year-old British Bella Ramsey, will also appear as Ellie in The Last Of Us.

Neil Druckmann, director of the video game The Last Of Us and co-executive producer of the TV series, said: « I’m thrilled to have Pedro on our show! »

The Last Of Us is set in a post-apocalyptic world, in pandemic devastated society.

Joel is a smuggler whose job it is to get Ellie, who may hold the key to ending the pandemic, out of an oppressive quarantine zone.

What a small job begins, but soon turns into an epic journey through the US, in which fate d he humanity is at stake.

The game debuted on PlayStation 3 in 2013 and won numerous awards for Game of the Year.

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British actress Bella Ramsey was cast in HBO’s adaptation of The Last Of Us. Photo: Ian West / PA.

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