Michael Keaton and Mark Ruffalo to star in Catholic Church sex abuse scandal film
Directed by Thomas McCarthy, and written by McCarthy and Josh Singer, Spotlight chronicles The Boston Globe’s “Spotlight” team and their coverage of the Massachusetts Catholic sex abuse scandal for which The Globe won the 2003 Pulitzer Prize for Public Service.
The film also stars Rachel McAdams, Liev Schreiber, John Slattery, Billy Crudup and Stanley Tucci so it's already going to win a thousand Oscars. Just sayin'.
Spotlight is scheduled to be released November 6, 2015.
facts about "Spotlight":
The Spotlight team is "the oldest continuously operating newspaper investigative unit in the United States."
The team’s investigative prowess led to the resignation of Cardinal Bernard Law, and the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops creating the Charter for the Protection of Children and Youth, a comprehensive set of procedures set by the USCCB in 2002 to address allegations of sexual abuse of minors by the Catholic clergy.
The Boston Globe thinks Liev Schreiber's impression of former Globe editor Marty Brown is spot-on, so there's that.