Spotlight Trailer: Michael Keaton, Mark Ruffalo, Rachel McAdams Tackle Church Abuse

The first trailer has dropped for Spotlight, an upcoming true-story drama starring Michael Keaton, Mark Ruffalo, Rachel McAdams, Liev Schreiber, Brian D’Arcy James and Stanley Tucci.

Spotlight tells of the Pulitzer Prize-winning Boston Globe investigation that saw the newspaper’s small team of reporters delve into allegations of abuse in the Catholic Church. What they uncovered went all the way up to Boston’s government establishment.

Tom McCarthy, whose directing and writing credits include The Station Agent, The Visitor, and Win Win, and who earned an Oscar nomination for co-writing Pixar’s brilliant Up, directs what could very well be a strong awards contender. There’s a fantastic cast and a highly important story, so fingers crossed this one’s a winner. At the very least, this should help us all forget about McCarthy’s ill-received Adam Sandler picture, The Cobbler.

Spotlight, also starring John Slattery and Billy Crudup, will be released in the U.S. on November 6.

Synopsis for Spotlight:

Starring Michael Keaton, Mark Ruffalo, Rachel McAdams, Liev Schreiber, Brian D’Arcy James and Stanley Tucci, SPOTLIGHT tells the riveting true story of the Pulitzer Prize-winning Boston Globe investigation that would rock the city and cause a crisis in one of the world’s oldest and most trusted institutions. When the newspaper’s tenacious “Spotlight” team of reporters delve into allegations of abuse in the Catholic Church, their year-long investigation uncovers a decades-long cover-up at the highest levels of Boston’s religious, legal, and government establishment, touching off a wave of revelations around the world. Directed by Academy Award-nominee Thomas McCarthy, SPOTLIGHT is a tense investigative thriller, tracing the steps to one of the biggest crime stories in modern times.

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