Universal Nabs “90 Church” For Sanders

Universal Pictures has acquired the film rights to Dean Unkefer’s upcoming novel “90 Church: The True Story Of The Narcotics Squad From Hell” reports Deadline.

The title refers to the address of the Federal Bureau of Narcotics when it was formed in New York City to combat organized crime and drug trafficking in the mid-1960s through early ’70s. The bureau later merged with another into what’s now known as the DEA.

At that time thirty agents stood alone against a well-organized Mafia and vicious drug cartels, and used brutal and cunning tactics to make cases and bring the war to a stalemate. The book itself is described as “fictionalized but based on true events”.

The project re-teams “Snow White And The Huntsman” director Rupert Sanders and producers Joe Roth and Palak Patel who’re joined by Deborah Giarratana. Writers are currently being sought for the project.