Netflix’s upcoming original film Death Note has just released a new character poster. The poster depicts “L,” played by Lakeith Stanfield. The cast of the film based on the popular Japanese manga by Tsugumi Ohba and Takeshi Obata also includes Nat Wolff (Paper Towns), Margaret Qualley (The Leftovers), Paul Nakauchi (Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End), Shea Whigham (American Hustle), and Willem Dafoe (Spider-Man) as the voice of Ryuk.
Netflix will be premiering Death Note directed by Adam Wingard (Blair Witch) on August 25, 2017.
The Plot: Death Note follows a high school student who comes across a supernatural notebook, realizing it holds within it a great power; if the owner inscribes someone’s name into it while picturing their face, he or she will die. Intoxicated with his new godlike abilities, the young man begins to kill those he deems unworthy of life.