FilmDistrict has acquired screenwriter Ben Ketai's script The Last Word for distribution.

The horror-thriller, based on actual events, is set during the aftermath of a Texas murder trial, where a young man was wrongly convicted and executed for the rape and murder of a nun. The story follows the tragic consequences of those who participated in the trial. Here's what producer Frank Mancuso Jr. had to say in a statement.

"'Based on a true story has been overused as a marketing ploy however this film will scorch an indelible imprint on those who see it. The powerful words of this dying man will never be forgotten."

Eric Gores, Peter Facinelli, and Rob DeFranco will produce through their A7SLE Films company, alongside Frank Mancuso Jr.'s Boss Media. Peter Schlessel and Lia Buman will produce for FilmDistrict.

Ben Ketai is best known for writing the horror sequel 30 Days of Night: Dark Days, and for creating the Crackle web series Chosen.