Nat Wolff In Talks To Star In Warner Bros.’ Manga Adaptation “Death Note”

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, the hot up-and-coming actor who recently appeared in the teen dramedy Paper Towns, is currently in negotiations to star in Warner Bros. adaptation of the cult manga series DEATH NOTE.

Based on the manga by and , the film is being directed by , with a script from and , and most recently, . , , and will produce, with , , , and Doug Davison all on board to executive produce.

Wolff is eyeing the role of ‘Light’, a bright student who stumbles across a mystical notebook that enables him to kill anyone by simply writing the victim’s name in it. With his newfound powers, Light decides to launch a covert crusade to cleanse the world of dangerous criminals. Soon, however, a famous police officer begins to investigate the murders, and the student-turned-vigilante must outsmart him in order to evade his potential captor.

The project had stalled at Warner Bros. after both Shane Black and Gus Van Sant dropped out. Wingard’s involvement has brought a new energy to the project, and Wolff’s circling is the latest sign that the popular manga will make its way to the big screen after all.

Wolff, who first entered the spotlight on Nickelodeon’s The Naked Brothers Band, landed a strong supporting role in 2014’s tear-jerker The Fault in Our Stars. He can currently be seen in the Nancy Meyer’s comedy The Intern alongside Anne Hathaway and Robert De Niro, as well as festival-darling Grandma, starring Lily Tomlin.

Wolff is repped by and CAA.

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