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Nat Wolff To Star In Hollywood Death Note Film


Remember the Hollywood Death Note film? Well, we have news!

Earlier today, Variety reported that Nat Wolff (Paper Towns) is angling for the lead spot in Warner Brothers’s Death Note film. Wolff is currently in final negotiations for the part, though a confirmation has yet to be announced.

According to Variety, Wolff’s character has yet to be named, but he’s described as “a student who discovers a supernatural notebook that allows him to kill anyone simply by writing the victim’s name.” Variety notes that Wolff’s character will compete against a “reclusive police officer” through the course of the film.

Adam Wingard (The Guest) was tapped to direct Death Note, while Fantastic Four writer Jeremy Slater wrote the latest draft of the script. Doug Davison and Brian Witten are attached to the project as executive producers, and Niija Kuykendall and Nik Mavinkurve are overseeing the film on behalf of the studio. Vertigo Entertainment’s Roy Lee, Lin Pictures’ Dan Lin, Viz Productions’s Jason Hoffs, and actor Masi Oka are pegged as producers.

Production is scheduled to begin in Spring 2016.

Source: Variety

Editor’s note: While we don’t have a name for the character, Wolff will essentially be playing the equivalent to Light Yagami.

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Samantha Ferreira is Anime Herald’s founder and editor-in-chief. A Rhode Island native, Samantha has been an anime fan since 1992, and an active member of the anime press since 2002, when she began working as a reviewer for Anime Dream. She launched Anime Herald in 2010, and continues to oversee its operations to this day. Outside of journalism, Samantha actively studies the history of the North American anime fandom and industry, with a particular focus on the 2000s anime boom and bust. She’s a huge fan of all things Sakura Wars, and maintains series fansite Combat Revue Review when she has free time available. When not in the Anime Herald Discord, Samantha can typically be found on Bluesky.

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