With her role as Misa Amane looming, Margaret Qualley has signed up for another part to fill the gap before filming Death Note.
She has joined the cast of Sidney Hall, a movie currently being shot in New York City.
Starring Logan Lerman and Elle Fanning, its plot revolves around the eponymous Sidney Hall, author of a book about his own generation, who then disappears without a trace.
So a little like Light Yagami then! Who notably exhibited penmanship in a book too; the impactful contents of which could equally be read, in a fairly abstract way, as a commentary upon the world as he experienced it - rotten - and who also vanished and hasn't been seen since.
Margaret should be able to pick up some nice tips for her forthcoming performance as Misa Amane.
Meanwhile Margaret Qualley is one of the stars of another movie out right now, which also has some distinct Death Note links.
Ex-Death Note director Shane Black's The Nice Guys went on general release in the US on May 20th 2016. It's a neo-noir, crime/mystery comedy with buddy elements too; written by Anthony Bagarozzi, who was behind one of the earliest screenplay drafts for the US live-action Death Note movie. He still retains a credit for it, though Jeremy Slater has since reworked his script.
Margaret plays Amelia Kutner in their movie - a missing woman, who demands to remain missing and even hires a heavy to ensure that continues to be the case.
Unfortunately, Amelia's implicated in the reappearance of a dead woman, now more alive than her funeral suggests that she should be. Hence the sudden pursuit.
Finally, Margaret has the final season of The Leftovers to complete, then she'll be free to take on Misa Amane when filming begins in Vancouver, Canada, on June 22nd 2016.