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Netflix’s Death Note Moves Forward with Names for Nat Wolff and Other Cast

Ok, we here at thefanboyseo.com can be judgmental saps on various fandoms but we’ve never been more judgmental than with the casting and decisions that Netflix is doing/ giving for the their Death Note series.


And now it looks like ANN has the scoop on the names of the characters that’ll appear in the series which stars Nat Wolff (The Fault in Our Stars, Paper Towns).

So here’s the breakdown of the characters:

Nat Wolff as Light Turner

nat wolff

Keith Stanfield (Short Term 12, Straight Outta Compton) as L


Margaret Qualley (The Leftovers) as Mia Sutton


Paul Nakauchi (Star Wars: The Clone Wars) as Watari


Shea Whigham (Boardwalk Empire) as James Turner

Shea Whigham

The Netflix Death Note movie will be directed by Adam Wingard with a script by Jeremy Slater who also wrote the Fantastic Four movie.

In Tsugumi Ohba and Takeshi Obata’s original 2003-2006 supernatural suspense manga, teenager Light Yagami finds a notebook with which he can put people to death by writing their names. He begins a self-anointed crusade against the criminals of the world, and a cat-and-mouse game begins with the authorities and one idiosyncratic genius detective.

In addition to the 2006 television anime adaptation and tie-in specials, Death Note also received a Japanese live-action film adaptation in 2006, with a sequel titled Death Note: The Last Name, and a spinoff titled L change the WorLd in 2008. A live-action television series adaptation premiered last July, and ended last September. A new film titled Death Note 2016, described as a “forbidden sequel” to the first live-action film, is set to open in Japan on October 29. The manga also inspired a stage musical by Broadway veterans in 2014. Viz released the manga, Japanese live-action films, anime, and other tie-in projects in North America, and Crunchyroll streamed the live-action television series.

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