Two-time Oscar-winner Mahershala Ali had been rumored to be playing the role of Joel in HBO’s The Last of Us Television adaptation. It had been reported by The Illumineradi that the actor was considering the offer. However, it comes to light that the actor was neither offered nor cast in the role of Joel at the time of this writing.
HBO’s The Last Of Us is a series based on Naughty Dog’s video game that released in 2013 and Joel is considered to be a ferocious survivor in his late ‘40s who lost everyone and every single thing that had been dear to him by the devastation of the pandemic that destroyed civilization in entirety.
If Ali agrees to play the role that this would be his second major HBI project after stepping foot into Wayne Hays’ character in Season 3 of True Detective.