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Nat Wolff to star in 'Death Note'

By Florey DMMovies - 01 October 2015 10:04 AM | Updated 10:27 AM

Nat Wolff to star in 'Death Note'

30 Sep – The American movie version of 'Death Note' is moving forward with a new lead in the form of 'Paper Towns' star, Nat Wolff.

The 20-year-old is attached to play the movie's lead role, according to Variety, with Adam Wingard at the helm.

Wolff will be playing the main character, a student who discovers a supernatural notebook which can be used to kill anyone simply by writing their name in it.

The movie is an adaptation of the popular same name Japanese manga series, which has been adapted into an anime franchise in Japan. It also spawned a movie franchise, namely the two-part Japanese live-action film in 2006, 'Death Note' and 'Death Note: The Last Name', and a 2008 spin-off, 'L: Change the World'.

Earlier in April, it was announced that director Wingard ('The Guest', 2014) has taken over the directing role from those previously attached to helm the movie such as Shane Black and Gus Van Sant.

No word yet on who else will be joining Wolff and Wingard in the project.

Wolff has been acting since 2005 but recently found fame after landing a supporting role in 'The Fault in Our Stars' and later starring in 'Paper Towns', both movie adaptations of author John Green's novels.

Wolff can currently be seen in Anne Hathaway and Robert De Niro-starrer, "The Intern".

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