The Globe’s Spotlight Team Goes Hollywood
Who will play the staffers in a movie?
DreamWorks Studios announced on Tuesday that they had acquired the rights to a film exploring the Globe Spotlight Team’s investigation into the sex-abuse scandal in the Archdiocese of Boston. As the Hollywood Reporter noted:
The team spent a year interviewing victims and reviewing thousands of pages of documents and discovered years of cover-up by Church leadership. Their reporting eventually led to the resignation of Cardinal¬†Bernard Law, who had hidden years of serial abuse by other priests and opened the floodgates to other revelations of molestation and cover-ups around the world that still reverberate today.
It’s about time that we’re getting our own Boston version of¬†All the President’s Men‚ÄĒthe Globe‘s investigation¬†went on to win a Pulitzer Prize and is one of the most important pieces of investigative journalism done since Watergate.
Which, of course, leads to the obvious question: Who will play the Globe staffers in the movie? Right now, the following individuals have sold “life rights” to the studio:
Marty Baron,¬†¬†Globe editor: We think a¬†cleaned-up Jeff Bridges could pull off the Baron as the paper’s leader.
Ben Bradlee Jr.,¬†Special projects editor: The son of the Washington Post‘s Ben Bradlee could be Mark Wahlberg’s cousin.
Walter V. Robinson,¬†Spotlight Team editor: Liam Neeson with a beard.
Michael Rezendes, reporter: We dig Kelly Ripa’s husband Mark Consuelos.
Sacha Pfeiffer, reporter: We could see Helen Hunt playing Pfeiffer.
Matt Carroll, reporter: How about Gary Oldman, with his mustache from Batman?
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