Deadline reports that Shea Whigham has joined the cast of Netflix film Death Note.
The feature film, which is a remake of the Japanese manga of the same name, centres around Light Turner, a student who discovers a mysterious notebook that kills whomever’s name is written in it. When he meets the notebook’s previous owner, a demon hell bent on ridding the world of anyone it deems evil or useless, he ends up tracked by an Interpol officer investigating the unexplainable deaths of several criminals.
The script is penned by Jeremy Slate, with Adam Wingard is directing the film, Roy Lee, Dan Lin, Jason Hoffs and Masi Oka are serving as Producers, with Doug Davison and Brian Witten serving as Executive Producers. Shea Whigham will be playing Light Turner’s father, internal affairs officer James Turner. The rest of the Death Note cast includes Nat Wolff, Margaret Qualley, Keith Stanfield, Michael Shamus Wiles, Paul Nakauchi, Tony Ali, David S. Jung and Chris Britton.
Death Note is not scheduled for a specific release date yet.