L character poster from Netflix’s Death Note
Netflix has released L character poster, featuring Lakeith Stanfield as the master detective, for their upcoming movie adaptation of Death Note! Check it out in the gallery below.
Death Note stars Nat Wolff (Paper Towns, The Fault in Our Stars) as Light Turner, Margaret Qualley (The Nice Guys, The Leftovers) as Mia Sutton, Lakeith Stanfield (Straight Outta Compton, Get Out, Short Term 12) as “L,” Paul Nakauchi (Alpha and Omega) as Watari, with Shea Whigham (Agent Carter, Boardwalk Empire) as James Turner, and Willem Dafoe (The Boondock Saints, Spider-Man) as the voice of Ryuk the Shinigami.
Based on the famous Japanese manga written by Tsugumi Ohba and Takeshi Obata, 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.
Death Note is produced by Roy Lee (The Ring, The Departed), Dan Lin (The LEGO Movie, Sherlock Holmes), Jason Hoffs (Edge of Tomorrow), and Masi Oka (Heroes Reborn, Hawaii Five-O). Miri Yoon (Behaving Badly), Jonathan Eirich (Hammerspace), John Powers Middleton (Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising, The LEGO Movie), and Brendan Ferguson (Big Eyes, Reasonable Doubt) are executive producers.
Directed by Adam Wingard (You’re Next, The Guest), Death Note will premiere globally on Netflix August 25.