Spotlight is a true story about the Pulitzer Prize-winning investigation team from The Boston Globe that broke the door wide open on the Massachusetts Catholic Church sexual abuse scandal in 2002. Directed by Thomas McCarthy (Win Win, The Cobbler), the film looks like it’ll be a suspenseful thriller strengthened by an amazingly talented ensemble cast.
The Boston Globe “Spotlight” team, which is the oldest running newspaper investigation unit in the country, spent an entire year unraveling the various attempts at hiding the sexual abuse within the Catholic Church and the institution’s lawyers that ensured no legal ramifications would be levied against them. The cast features Michael Keaton (Birdman), Mark Ruffalo (The Avengers: Age of Ultron), Billy Crudup (The Stanford Prison Experiment), John Slattery (Mad Men), Rachel McAdams (Southpaw), Stanley Tucci (The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2), and Liev Schreiber (Fading Gigolo).
Spotlight will be in theaters on November 6th.