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Open Road Films is gearing up for the November 6 release of “Spotlight” with a new television spot that highlights the film’s great ensemble cast and its even greater critical reviews.
From writer-director Tom McCarthy (“The Station Agent,” “Win Win”), “Spotlight” tells the true story of the Boston Globe’s investigation of sex abuse within the Catholic Church. When the story broke in 2002, it sent shockwaves throughout the world and earned the reporting team the 2003 Pulitzer Prize for Public Service. Michael Keaton, Mark Ruffalo, Rachel McAdams and Brian d’Arcy James play the four journalists on the eponymous Spotlight team, while John Slattery, Stanley Tucci and Liev Schreiber round out the main cast.
Ever since earning widespread acclaim at Venice, Telluride and TIFF earlier this year, its awards prospects have been high. Though nothing is certain so early in awards season, the movie is the closest thing to a frontrunner in the current race for Best Picture. “Spotlight” opens in select theaters November 6.