Hollywood “Death Note” Taps Margaret Qualley for Female Lead

Deadline Hollywood has reported that Margaret Qualley (The Leftovers, The Nice Guys – Rainey Qualley’s sister and daughter of Andie MacDowell) has been offered the female lead role in Warner Bros.’ live-action adaptation of manga thriller Death Note. Nat Wolff was previously tapped for the male lead.

  

Deadline describes the story as following a student who discovers a mysterious notebook that kills whomever’s name is written in it.

 

When the student meets the notebook’s previous owner, a demon bent on ridding the world of anyone it deems evil or useless, he ends up tracked by an Interpol officer investigating the unexplainable deaths of several criminals.

Adam Wingard is directing with a script by Fantastic Four’s Jeremy Slater.

  

 

via Deadline

 

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Scott Green is editor and reporter for anime and manga at geek entertainment site Ain’t It Cool News. Follow him on Twitter at @aicnanime.