‘Death Note’ Producer Clears Up Comments on Asian Actors Who Couldn’t ‘Speak Perfect English’

Japanese producer and actor Masi Oka has stressed that the live-action remake of “Death Note”, slated for release on Netflix in August, will have “a lot of core principles” despite the fact that almost no Asian actor is part of the cast.

Responding to allegations of whitewashing, Oka previously explained that the film’s casting directors “did an extensive search to get Asian actors” but simply “couldn’t find the right person.”

“…the actors we did go to didn’t speak...

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