Margaret Qualley in Talks for DEATH NOTE

Written by Andrew Pollard Friday, 13 November 2015

Movie News

Adam Wingard’s upcoming Death Note redo is close to landing its female lead, with The Hollywood Reporter bringing word that The Leftovers’ Margaret Qualley is in talks to join this adaptation.

If Qualley does indeed sign on for the film she’ll join Paper Towns’ Nat Wolff, who has already bagged the main lead of the movie. Death Note was originally a 13-volume manga series from Tsugumi Ohba and Takeshi Obata that was later adapted as an anime and then a live-action Japanese movie. This time around, You’re Next’s Wingard is adapting the source material for an English-language live-action effort.

To give you an idea of what to expect from the film, here’s the official synopsis of the source material itself:

Light Yagami is a genius high school student who is about to learn about life through a book of death. When a bored shinigami, a God of Death, named Ryuk drops a black notepad called a Death Note, Light receives power over life and death with the stroke of a pen. Determined to use this dark gift for the best, Light sets out to rid the world of evil… namely the people he believes to be evil. Should anyone hold such power? The consequences of Light’s actions will set the world ablaze.

How closely Wingard’s movie follows the source, we’ll have to wait and see.

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