News: Netflix’s live-action Death Note casts Keith Stanfield

Entertainment news site Variety reported on Friday (June 10th) that Keith Stanfield of Short Term 12 and Straight Outta Compton will be co-starring in Netflix’s live-action Death Note film. As remains the case for his fellow cast, his character’s name has not yet been revealed.

Netflix took the project on back in April, after Warner Bros. distribution rights expired. Production is expected to cost something within “the $40 million-$50 million range”, and is expected to go ahead with filming sometime this month.

The project previously cast Nat Wolff of Paper Towns as the lead, with Margaret Qualley of The Leftovers on board as his co-star. Though neither the male nor female lead characters’ names have been revealed, Variety described Wolff’s role as “a student who discovers a supernatural notebook that allows him to kill anyone simply by writing the victim’s name”, who will face off against a “reclusive police officer”. Adam Wingard of The Guest and You’re Next is attached to direct, and Fantastic Four‘s Jeremy Slater penned the most recent draft of the script.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

DilDev's Blog

essays on the stories we tell

From a Certain Point of View...

Theories and Wonderings

Star Wars Shadow Council

Fans writing on the continuing Star Wars mythos with a focus on analysis and speculation.

Making Star Wars

News From the Prequels to the Sequels!

The Wookiee Gunner

Providing news, reviews, and opinion pieces about the Star Wars animated shows

%d bloggers like this: