Keith Stanfield (“Short Term 12,” “Snowden”) has closed a deal to co-star with Nat Wolff and Margaret Qualley in the live-action film adaptation of the manga “Death Note” for Netflix.
Wolff plays a student who discovers a supernatural notebook that allows him to kill anyone simply by writing the victim’s name. A cat-and-mouse game ensues when he’s tracked by a reclusive police officer.
Adam Wingard (“The Guest,” “You’re Next”) is penning and directing the project, taking over from the previously attached Shane Black and a recent script draft by Jeremy Slater (“Fantastic Four”).
Roy Lee, Dan Lin, Jason Hoffs and Masi Oka are producing the project which plans to start shooting this summer.