A live-action adaptation of Junji Ito‘s popular Japanese horror manga series, Tomie, is set to hit the streaming service Quibi with The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina‘s Adeline Rudolph playing the main character.
According to Deadline, Rudolph has been cast as Tomie Kawakami, a character that appears in Ito‘s manga series as a high school girl with long black hair that can easily seduce men into doing whatever she wants. The original series ran from 1987-2000 and has been adapted into a live-action film series and television series. Despite the many stories Ito has created since Tomie, it has remained one of his most popular works.
Quibi‘s upcoming Tomie TV series has Crawl‘s Alexandre Aja serving as director and producer with Aquaman‘s David Leslie Johnson-McGoldrick attached as writer. Additionally, Hiroki Shirota will be a co-producer on the series alongside Aja and Johnson-McGoldrick.
Rudolph made her acting debut on Netflix‘s The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina as Agatha Night, a member of the Weird Sisters, which also included Tati Gabrielle‘s Prudence Blackwood and Abigail Cowen‘s Dorcas. She would go on to appear in every season of the series, which was recently cancelled by Netflix.