Watch the First Trailer for Spotlight
A dramatic, star-studded trailer for Spotlight has been released, offering a glimpse into a top-notch cast’s portrayal of the Boston Globe’s award-winning investigative reporting unit.
The film follows the Globe’s Spotlight Team as they dig deeper and deeper into a decades-long coverup of sexual abuse within the Catholic Church, a story that would eventually gain national and international attention and win the newspaper a 2003 Pulitzer Prize for public service.
The movie’s Spotlight team consists of Mark Ruffalo, Rachel McAdams, and Brian d’Arcy James, portraying Globe reporters Michael Rezendes, Sacha Pfeiffer, and Matt Carroll, respectively, as well as ringleader Michael Keaton, who plays Spotlight editor Walter Robinson.
Boston-bred John Slattery appears as deputy managing editor Ben Bradlee, Jr., and Liev Shreiber is featured as Marty Baron, the Globe‘s top editor at the time, who has since departed for the Washington Post. Academy Award winner Stanley Tucci also appears as Mitchell Garabedian, an attorney representing victims of the sexual abuse.
Filming took place in Boston last year, and the trailer showcases the city skyline, the exterior of the Globe’s Dorchester offices, and the Boston Public Library, where Rachel McAdams is seen exhaustively poring over material.
Spotlight will premiere at the Venice Film Festival in September, alongside fellow Boston-centric film Black Mass. Later that month, the two movies will also screen at the Toronto International Film Festival. Spotlight will be released in theaters on November 6.