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Spotlight trailer: Michael Keaton, Rachel McAdams and Mark Ruffalo investigate the Catholic Church

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The Boston Globe’s team of crusading journalists and its 2002 reporting on sexual-abuse allegations in the Catholic Church are front and center in the first trailer for Spotlight.

Michael Keaton, Mark Ruffalo, Rachel McAdams, Liev Schreiber, Brian d’Arcy James, and Stanley Tucci star in the Open Road film, based on the true story of those reporters and their yearlong, Pulitzer Prize-winning exposé, uncovering, as the studio puts it, a “decades-long cover-up at the highest levels of Boston’s religious, legal, and government establishment, touching off a wave of revelations around the world.”

Spotlight, directed by Thomas McCarthy, will be shown at the Toronto and Venice Film Festivals in September before arriving in theaters this November. 

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