Spotlight is a 2015 American biographical-crime-drama directed by Tom McCarthy and written by McCarthy and Josh Singer. The movie is about The Boston Globe's "Spotlight" team, the oldest operating newspaper investigative journalist unit in the United States, and its investigation into cases of widespread and systemic child sex abuse in the Boston area by many Roman Catholic priests.
It is based on a series of stories by the "Spotlight" team that earned The Globe the 2003 Pulitzer Prize for Public Service. The movie stars Mark Ruffalo, Michael Keaton, Rachel McAdams, John Slattery, Stanley Tucci, Brian d'Arcy James, Liev Schreiber, Billy Crudup and Richard Jenkins with Len Cariou as Cardinal Bernard Francis Law.
The movie was released on November 6, 2015, by Open Road Films and grossed $92 million worldwide. It won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 2016.
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