Journalism based stories have always made terrific movies and we have got another one coming our way at the end of January in the form of Spotlight.



Spotlight is a movie that is already whipping up critical support and is set to be a film to watch out for as we head into the awards season - we are going to have to wait and see if it can scoop Best Motion Picture Drama and this weekend's Golden Globes.

Spotlight is based on the true story of a group of Boston Globe journalists who uncovered abuse within the Catholic Church and marks the return of Tom McCarthy to the director's chair.

McCarthy has brought us movies such as Win Win and The Visitor and Spotlight is his first film since The Cobbler in 2014. As well as being in the director's chair, McCarthy has teamed up with Josh Singer to pen the film's screenplay.

Spotlight is set to be a January movie that's not to be missed and we have some great new clips for you to take a look at:

Spotlight also boasts one of the most impressive ensemble casts of the new year as Mark Ruffalo, Michael Keaton, Rachel McAdams, Liev Schreiber, John Slattery, and Stanley Tucci are all on board.

Spotlight tells the astonishing true story of the Boston Globe's Pulitzer Prize-winning 'Spotlight' team of investigative journalists, who in 2002 shock the city and the world by exposing a global cover-up by the Catholic Church of widespread child abuse perpetrated by more the seventy local priests.

When newly appointed Marty Baron (Schreiber) takes charge of the Globe in the summer of 2001, he directs the Spotlight team to follow up on a column about a local priest accused of abusing dozens of young parishioners. Aware that taking on the Catholic Church will have major ramifications, Spotlight editor Walter 'Robby' Robinson (Keaton), reporters Sacha Pfeiffer (McAdams), Michael Rezendes (Ruffalo) and researcher Matt Carroll (Brian D'Arcy James) begin delving more deeply into the case.

As they confer with victims' attorney Mitchell Garabedian (Tucci), interview survivors and pursue the release of sealed court records, it becomes clear that the Church's cover-up is far more wide-reaching that any of them ever imagined.

Whether we will be toasting Spotlight as a Golden Globe and Oscar winner remains to be seen but it is set to be one of the most powerful and unmissable movies of the new year. The cast is made up of some wonderful actors and I really cannot wait to see them in action.

Spotlight is released 29th January.

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