The Hollywood Reporter writes:
Kevin Bacon has signed on to star in James Wan's "Death Sentence" for 20th Century Fox and Hyde Park Entertainment. Baldwin Entertainment is producing the vigilante drama.
The story centers on a father (Bacon) out for revenge after his family is attacked in a heinous gang-initiation crime. The father enacts a death sentence on each person involved in the crime.
Ian Jeffers adapted the screenplay from Brian Garfield's novel. Garfield also wrote the novel "Death Wish," which spawned the vigilante franchise starring Charles Bronson. Hyde Park will fully finance "Death," which marks the first project under Hyde Park's five-year, first-look production and distribution deal signed last year with the studio.