EXCLUSIVE: Cryptic 'Death Note' Poster Highlights 'The Leftovers' Star Margaret Qualley's Mia
By John Boone
High school romance gets a lot more complicated when your boyfriend possesses a notebook that literally controls death.
That is what Mia (played by The Leftovers actress Margaret Qualley) will learn in Netflix's Death Note, when her boyfriend, Light Turner (Nat Wolff), inherits the titular journal and begins writing names in it -- only for those people to wind up dead. Mia, whose character poster is debuting on ET, sets out with Light on a crusade to rid the world of evil.
This adaptation of Death Note is not the first -- the manga was turned into an anime series and there have been multiple Japanese live-action films. But as directed by Adam Wingard (You're Next and the upcoming Godzilla vs. Kong), the story has been transported to Seattle and stars an American cast, including Get Out's Lakeith Stanfield as "L" and Willem Dafoe as the voice of the terrifying death god, Ryuk.
Watch the movie's trailer below:
And here is the official synopsis:
"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 will be available to stream on Netflix on Aug. 25.