The trailer for “Spotlight,” starring Michael Keaton, Mark Ruffalo, Liev Schreiber and Rachel McAdams, was released today. The film tells the story of the Boston Globe investigation into systematically ignored abuses in the Catholic Church. The investigation ultimately exposed widespread concealed abuse around the world and earned the Globe a Pulitzer for public service journalism in 2003.
The intense trailer features lots of stormy views of Cambridge and Boston, so it’s safe to say you can play Boston filming locale bingo while watching “Spotlight.” The film is scheduled for a November release, meaning it’s arriving right in time for award season consideration, and everyone knows how much the Academy loves dramatic true crime stories. Maybe Michael Keaton can continue his “Birdman” Oscar luck with this one.
What do you think? Are Keaton/McAdams/Schreiber the new Redford/Hoffman, and this is our new “All the Presidents’ Men”?