According to media website, Mashable, veteran actor, Willem Defoe, best known to many fans as the actor who played Spider-Man villain, Green Goblin, has been cast as Light’s partner-in-crime, the Shinigami known as Ryuk for Netflix’s live-action movie adaptation of Tsugumi Ohba and Takeshi Obata’s Death Note.
This means that the veteran actor will be starring alongside The Fault in Our Stars actor, Nat Wolff, who will be playing Light Turner, the Americanized version of the original manga’s Light Yagami. However, there is still no official word yet on whether Mashable’s report is true.
The film will be directed by The Guest’s Adam Wingard, while Jeremy Slater is penning the script. Netflix will be streaming the film in 2017. It will also star actor Keith Stanfield as L. Stanfield was previously seen in Vancouver filming a scene for the Death Note movie.
This will be the latest in the list of live-action adaptations to the classic manga, which includes a Japanese movie series, a live-action J-drama, and several stage musicals. The manga also inspired a much-loved anime adaptation.
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Spider-Man villain"s actor, Willem Defoe, is playing Ryuk in Netflix"s Death Note movie