DEATH NOTE Movie Casts Lead Role?

2015/09/29 23:01:24 +00:00 | Derek Anderson

It's been a while since we've heard an update on Warner Bros.' live action film adaptation of the horror manga Death Note, but today details on the lead role's potential casting have surfaced.

Variety reports that Nat Wolff is in "final negotiations" to play the lead role in Wingard's Death Note adaptation.

For those unfamiliar with Death Note, it's a very popular manga, anime, and Japanese movie series in which high school student Light Yagami discovers an unusual notebook called the Death Note. When the book's owner writes the name of the person and the way they die, it comes true shortly after. Light begins to test the book and eventually uses it in an effort to rule as a god over Earth.

Wingard will direct from the latest version of the script penned by Jeremy Slater (2015's Fantastic Four, The Lazarus Effect). Warner Bros. is eyeing a spring start date for production. Doug Davison and Brian Witten produce the latest film adaptation of the manga series that was written by Tsugumi Ohba and illustrated by Takeshi Obata.

Wolff recently starred in Paper Towns and has also played key roles in two Josh Boone films: The Fault in Our Stars and Stuck in Love (he portrayed Isaac in the former and the Stephen King-obsessed Rusty in the latter). The actor is also expected to have an important part in Boone's adaptation of King's The Stand.

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Source: Variety
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