Report: U.S. DEATH NOTE Film Adaptation 'In Final Negotiations' For Lead Star

Light Yagami
Credit: Death Note
Credit: 20th Century Fox

Variety is reporting that Paper Towns actor Nat Wolff is in "final negotiations" for the lead role in the upcoming American film adaptation of the manga Death Note. Wolff is reportedly pencilled in to play Light Yagami, a student who finds a magical notebook which gives him the ability to kill anyone just by writing their name down.

Warner Bros. is producing this American adaptation of Tsugumi Ohba and Takeshi Obata's manga series, which is being directed by Adam Wingard (The Guest, You're Next). Filming is set to begin in early 2016.

No release date has been announced.

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