Mikael Hafstrom has signed on to direct Last Rite, a fact-based thriller that Michael Petroni will script.

According to Variety, the film is based on a nonfiction book by Matt Baglio, and tells the story of a young man who joins a seminary and is soon recruited into the Vatican's newly formed Exorcism School. There, he confronts the demonic and discovers his true faith by facing the devil.

The Swedish director's last film was the ghost story hit 1408.

No production date has been set.