Back in April it was announced that new horror King Adam Wingard (You’re Next, The Guest, VHS, A Horrible Way To Die) would be directing a live action adaptation of the Manga Death Note. Today some possible casting news has been revealed.
Margaret Qualley of the superb TV series The Leftovers, and also daughter of actress Andie MacDowell, is looking to be cast as the female lead. She would star opposite male lead Nat Wolff.
There isn’t an official synopsis for this film yet, but the manga follows a high school student who comes across a supernatural notebook that allows him to kill anyone in the world simply by writing their name and picturing their face. He decides to use the power to create a world cleansed of evil, and begins to kill people he deems unworthy. Meanwhile, the police have taken notice of the rising body count, and a cat-and-mouse game ensues as one particular detective, a mysterious young recluse, begins to chase after the student.
The new English-language feature is set up at Warner Bros. The Lego Movie‘s Roy Lee and Dan Lin are producing, along with Jason Hoffs [producer of Edge of Tomorrow, also based on a Japanese property] and Masi Oka [best known for playing Hiro in Heroes].