FilmDistrict has come on to co-finance and release the true story horror pic, set to hit theaters in 2014. Based on actual events, The Last Word unfolds after a young Texas man is wrongfully convicted and executed for the rape and murder of a nun. Filming on the Boss Media and A7SLE Films production begins this summer from a script by Ben Ketai (Chosen). Boss Media’s Frank Mancuso Jr is producing with Eric Gores, Peter Facinelli and Rob DeFranco of A7SLE Films and FilmDistrict’s Peter Schlessel and Lia Buman.

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