Spotlight is a movie about the Boston Globe’s 2002 investigative articles on child sexual abuse in the Catholic Church. It is set for nationwide release on Nov. 20. The drama is directed and co-written by Tom McCarthy and features several notable actors and actresses including: Michael Keaton, Rachel McAdams, Liev Schreiber, Mark Ruffalo, Stanley Tucci and John Slattery.
The movie dramatizes the work of Globe’s Spotlight investigative team for exposing how the Boston Archdiocese covered up child abuse committed by some of its priests.
The movie looks at how abuse took place in heavily Catholic, close-knit Boston, where victims’ families, police officers, lawyers and journalists all knew about abuse — but few spoke out.
“It’s not just the church,” actor Ruffalo told The Associated Press. “It’s police and the legislative body, it’s the politicians, it’s the power structure of Boston. It goes so deep into the community and it’s us. It’s all of us.”