Aisha Tyler has signed on to star opposite Kevin Bacon in the drama, Death Sentence for 20th Century Fox.

James Wan is directing the film based on Brian Garfield's novel. The Hollywood Reporter says it centers on a father (Bacon) out for revenge after his family is attacked in a heinous gang-initiation crime; he 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 wrote the screenplay; production for Death Sentence is set to get underway very soon