Updated 11:58 AM EST, Sat, Nov 27, 2021

‘Death Note’ Movie Casts ‘Paper Towns’ Star Nat Wolff To Play Light Yagami in Warner Bros. Film

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Nat Wolff is currently in final negotiations to star in Warner Bros.' live-action "Death Note," which is being adapted by Adam Wingard. According to Variety, most people will know Wolff from his breakout performances in the movie adaptations of John Green's books.

According to IMDB, Wolff played Issac in "The Fault in Our Stars" film adaptation. In the movie, Issac is the best friend of Augustus Waters who eventually turns blind. Meanwhile, Wolff plays the male lead, as Quentin Jacobsen, in the movie adaptation of "Paper Towns."

Wolff is reportedly being cast to play the main character, Light Yagami, for the Hollywood live-action adaptation of "Death Note." However, this information has yet to be confirmed.

For the very few who have not read, heard or watched anything about "Death Note," here is the plot summary from Anime News Network:

"Yagami Light is an ace student with great prospects, who's bored out of his mind. One day he finds the "Death Note," a notebook from the realm of the Death Gods, with the power to kill people in any way he desires."

With the Death Note in hand, Light decides to create his perfect world, without crime or criminals. However, when criminals start dropping dead one by one, the authorities send the legendary detective, L, to track down the killer, and a battle of wits, deception and logic ensues."

To get into the details of the story, Light basically has the power to kill anyone he wishes with the Death Note. All he has to do is know the name of the person and right it down in the notebook, along with how he wants the person to die.

"Death Note" is a developing franchise, which started off as a manga that ran from 2003 to 2006, states IGN. Its popularity grew with the production of the anime series, followed by several live-action movies released in Japan.

Warner Bros. acquired the rights for the manga turned popular anime series back in 2009 from the original rights-holder Vertigo Entertainment, reports Anime News Network.

Roy Lee from Vertigo Entertainment is listed as one of the producers for Warner Bros.' production of "Death Note." Lee has worked in several Hollywood films before, particularly "Dark Water," "The Lake House" and "Shutter."

Adam Wingard, from "The Guest" and "You're Next," will helm the live-action movie, while Jeremy Slater from "Fantastic Four," has penned the most recent draft for the script.

Production for the movie is predicted to start next year around spring. No official release date has been announced.

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