WEDNESDAY 20 JANUARY 2016
CAST MARK RUFFALO, MICHAEL KEATON, STANLEY TUCCI
DIRECTOR TOM MCCARTHY
THE REAL-LIFE JOURNALISTS PORTRAYED IN THE FILM
ROBBY ROBINSON, SACHA PFEIFFER, MIKE REZENDES
OTHER GUESTS TBC
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 young parishioners. Aware that taking on the Catholic Church will have major ramifications, Spotlight editor Walter “Robby” Robinson (Michael Keaton) and reporters Sacha Pfeiffer (Rachel McAdams), Michael Rezendes (Mark Ruffalo) and researcher Matt Carrol (Brian d’Arcy James) begin delving more deeply into the case.
As they confer with victims’ attorney Mitchell 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.
SPOTLIGHT has been named best film of the year by the L.A Film Critics Association and the National Society of Film Critics, and is nominated for three Golden Globes.
SPOTLIGHT will be released in UK & Ireland on 29 January 2016 by Entertainment One UK.