Spotlight to open in Irish cinemas 29th January 2016

Spotlight tells the astonishing true story of the Boston Globe’s Pulitzer Prize-winning “Spotlight” team of investigative journalists, who in 2002 shock the city and the world by exposing a global cover-up by the Catholic Church of widespread child abuse perpetrated by more than 70 local priests.

When newly appointed editor Marty Baron (Liev Schreiber) takes charge of the Globe in the summer of 2001, he directs the Spotlight team to follow up on a column about a local priest accused of abusing dozens of parishioners. Aware that taking on the Catholic Church will have major ramifications, Spotlight editor Water “Robby” Robinson (Michael Keaton), reporters Sacha Pfeiffer (Rachel McAdams), Michael Rezendes (Mark Ruffalo) and research Matt Carroll (Brian d’Arcy James) begin delving more deeply into the case.spotlight-S_06902-PhotoCredit-KerryHayes-Distributor-OpenRoadFilms_rgb

As they confer with victims’ attorney Michael Garabedian (Stanley Tucci), interview survivors and pursue the release of sealed court records, it becomes clear that the Church’s cover-up is far more wide-reaching than any of them ever imagined.

Spotlight stars Mark Ruffalo (Foxcatcher, The Avengers), Michael Keaton (Birdman), Rachel McAdams (Southpaw), Liev Schreiber (Ray Donovan), John Slattery (Mad Men), and Stanley Tucci (The Hunger Games franchise), is written by BAFTA-winner Tom McCarthy (The Station Agent) and Josh Singer (The West Wing) and directed by Tom McCarthy.