Nat Wolff has been cast in Death Note, a popular Japanese manga series about a teenager with a supernatural notebook that allows him to fight the evils of the world. Nat Wolff has been appearing in a lot of interesting movies lately, and it seems his star is getting brighter each time. There is one actor who seems to have had a similar career trajectory, Logan Lerman.
The two actors, seem to make similar career moves. Although, Lerman is only two years older than Nat, he has been acting a bit longer. It seems, their similar charm has allowed them to play a game of tug-of-war for roles. While Lerman began his career opposite Hollywood heavyweights Mel Gibson, and Drew Barrymore, Wolff started as one of the brothers in the Nickelodeon show The Naked Brothers Band. Wolff played a version of himself in the show that was created by his mother, an accomplished writer and actress. Nat wasn’t the only one to have his own titular show. Logan was Bobby in The WB show Jack & Bobby, where he played the future president.
Then there was Perks of Being a Wallflower and Paper Towns, Both films are based on beloved Young Adult novels. Logan charmed the pants off of everyone in Perks of Being a Wallflower and Nat also proved himself a loveable lead opposite Cara Delevigne. Extra points for Wolff for also being in Fault of our Stars.
And they were both in Stuck in Love. Many missed the mediocre romantic comedy/drama, Stuck in Love, but Lerman and Wolff did shine in s film with many stars. It was inevitable that the two young actors would somehow end up in the same movie and the world didn’t even implode when it happened.
Now Nat Wolff has been tapped for the lead role in Death Note, not dissimilar to Logan Lerman’s Percy Jackson. Both films are based on novels, and feature supernatural teenagers with the difficult task of bringing down some bad guys.
The question remains: Will these similarly charming young actors have to compete for roles? Is there only enough room for one sage, angst-ridden brunette? Or will they find their own path similar to Michael Cera and Jesse Eisenberg? Michael Cera has been known to stick to comedy, while Eisenberg dabbles in a bit of both. Their similarly awkward stammer and lankiness may
appeal to the same audience, but they both seem to get plenty of work. Perhaps, there will be enough room for a Wallflower and a Wolff.