Universal Acquires Rites of Men

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Universal has purchased the spec script Rites of Men by Jonathan Herman, reports Variety. Last month, Warner Bros. and Silver Pictures nabbed Herman’s bank heist thriller Conviction.

Rites of Men centers on a working-class single father whose world is shattered by the unsolved murder of his only son. He embarks on a quest to discover the truth and deliver justice.

Variety says that no producer is attached yet.