Adam Wingard is directing the adaptation of the Japanese manga series.
Roy Lee, Dan Lin, Jason Hoffs and Masi Oka are producing the project, which was previously adapted as a movie in its home country of Japan, where it spawned a sequel.
Wolff plays a student who discovers a supernatural notebook that allows him to kill anyone simply by writing the victim’s name. A cat-and-mouse game ensues when he’s tracked by a reclusive police officer.
Jeremy Slater (“Fantastic Four”) wrote the more recent draft of the script. Shane Black was previously attached to direct.
Doug Davison and Brian Witten are exec producing. Niija Kuykendall and Nik Mavinkurve are overseeing the film for the studio.
Production is set to begin next spring.
Qualley can still be seen as Jill Garvey on HBO’s “The Leftovers” and also stars opposite Russell Crowe and Ryan Gosling in “The Nice Guys,” which bows next summer.
She is repped by UTA and Management 360.
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