Spotlight Trailer: Michael Keaton, Mark Ruffalo and Rachel McAdams Battle Catholic Church Sex Scandal

It looks like Michael Keaton is following up Birdman: Or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) with a role that is just as likely to earn him another Academy Award nomination.

The first trailer is out for Spotlight, the new film focusing on the reporters at the Boston Globe who in 2003 successfully uncovered the Boston's Archdiocese massive cover-up of sexual abuse, eventually leading to the Cardinal Bernard Law as well as a Pulitzer Prize for Public Service for the group of reporters who investigated the story.

Keaton stars, as well as Rachel McAdams (Mean Girls), Mark Ruffalo (The Avengers), Liev Schrieber, John Slattery, Stanley Tucci and Brian D'Arcy. Tom McArthy and John Singer wrote the screenplay and McArthy directs. 

Something to note if you're a TV and movie buff is that McAdams and Schrieber both star in Sunday evening television dramas airing at the moment. Notably, Schrieber's Ray Donovan belongs to a family who find themselves deeply embedded with the Catholic church after suffering abuse at the hands of priests as young boys and facing the consequences throughout their adult lives. It's rather cathartic to see Schrieber get a chance to conquer the church in a meaningful way here!

The film will be released on Nov. 6, 2015.

 

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July 29, 2015