Spotlight is one of the January movies that I have been looking forward to the most and there are just a couple of days to go until we finally see it hit the big screen.

Spotlight

Spotlight

Spotlight has already been met with critical acclaim in America and is in the Oscar mix with six nominations, including Best Picture. It really is a movie that you cannot afford to miss this weekend.

The movie sees Tom McCarthy back in the director's chair since The Cobbler. As well as being in the director's chair, McCarthy has teamed up with Josh Singer to pen the screenplay; which is based on a true story of the journalists at the Boston Globe who uncovered a scandal within the Catholic church.

Check out a brand new TV spot as well as some great new images from the film:

Spotlight
Spotlight
Spotlight
Spotlight
Spotlight

The start of 2016 is packed with movies that are boasting some very impressive cast list... Spotlight has one of those impressive line-ups. Mark Ruffalo, Michael Keaton, Rachel McAdams, Liev Schreiber, John Slattery, and Stanley Tucci are all on board.

When newly appointed editor Marty Baron (Liev Schreiber) arrives from Miami to take charge of the Globe in the summer of 2001, he immediately directs the Spotlight team to follow up on a column about a local priest accused of having sexually abused dozens of young parishioners over the course of 30 years.

Fully aware that taking on the Catholic Church in Boston will have major ramifications, Spotlight editor Walter 'Robby' Robinson (Michael Keaton), reporters Sacha Pfeiffer (Rachel McAdams) and Michael Rezendes (Mark Ruffalo), and researcher Matt Carroll (Brian d'Arcy James) begin delving more deeply into the case.

As they confer with victims' attorney Mitchell Garabedian (Stanley Tucci), interview adults who were molested as children, and pursue the release of sealed court records, it becomes clear that the Church's systematic protection of predatory priests is far more wide-reaching than any of them ever imagined.

Despite staunch resistance from Church officials, including Boston's Cardinal Law (Len Cariou), the Globe publishes its blockbuster exposé in January 2002, leading the way for similar revelations in more than 200 other cities around the world.

Spotlight is set to be a movie to watch out for during the awards season and is a film is being talked about as a possible winner of the Best Picture gong.

Spotlight is released 29th January.


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