Aisha Tyler will star opposite Kevin Bacon in "Death Sentence" for 20th Century Fox and Hyde Park Entertainment.
James Wan is directing the Baldwin Entertainment 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 acts on his own sense of justice by going after each person involved in the crime. Tyler plays a homicide detective who aids Bacon's character despite her growing suspicions that he might have committed murder.
Ian Jeffers adapted the screenplay from Brian Garfield's novel, in which Tyler's character is written as a 50-year-old man. The role was revised by the filmmakers during casting.