14 May 2015   Movie News Spotlight 2 Comments

Rachel’s upcoming movie “Spotlight” – in which she stars alongside Mark Ruffalo, Michael Keaton, Liev Schreiber, Stanley Tucci and John Slattery – has found several international distributors including a multiterritory deal with Sony. Variety is reporting the following story:

Entertainment One has inked sales on “Spotlight,” including a multiterritory deal with Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions. Pic, about the Boston Globe’s investigation into child abuse in the Catholic Church, stars Mark Ruffalo, Michael Keaton and Rachel McAdams.

In addition to SPWA, which will handle Latin America, Scandinavia, Eastern Europe outside of the former Yugoslavia, Greece, Turkey, the Middle East, Israel and India, eOne has secured sales of the film in Italy (BIM), Portugal (Lusomundo), former Yugoslavia (Discovery), the Baltic States (Estonian Theatrical Distribution), South Africa (Times Media), Hong Kong (Golden Scene), Indonesia (Queen), Singapore (Shaw), South Korea (Activers), Taiwan (Caichang), Thailand (Sahamongkol) and airline rights (EIM).

EOne is handling international sales of “Spotlight” in all territories outside of the U.K., Canada, Spain, Benelux and Australia/New Zealand, where the company is distributing the film directly, and in the U.S., where the film is being distributed by Open Road, which is planning for a wide release.

It is directed by Thomas McCarthy from a script by “The West Wing’s” Josh Singer and McCarthy, who was Oscar nominated for “Up” and won a BAFTA for “The Station Agent.” The film also stars Liev Schreiber, Stanley Tucci and John Slattery.

It is the true story of how a team of Boston Globe reporters uncovered the massive scandal of child abuse and cover-up within the local Catholic Archdiocese, shaking the entire Catholic Church to its core.

Anonymous Content’s Steve Golin and Michael Sugar and Rocklin/Faust’s Nicole Rocklin and Blye Faust are producers, with David Mizner as a consultant and associate producer. Participant Media’s Jonathan King and Jeff Skoll are executive producers, with King and Participant’s Robert Kessel as supervising producers. Michael Bederman is also an exec producer on the film.

The Boston Globe’s “Spotlight Team” of reporters and editors, including then-Globe editor Marty Baron (Schreiber), Spotlight Team editor Walter “Robby” Robinson (Keaton) and reporters Michael Rezendes (Ruffalo), Sacha Pfeiffer (McAdams), and Matt Carroll spent a year interviewing victims and reviewing thousands of pages of documents and discovered years of cover-up by Catholic Church leadership.

Their reporting eventually led to the resignation of Cardinal Bernard Law, who had hidden years of serial abuse by other priests, and opened the floodgates to other revelations of molestation and cover-ups around the world, which still reverberate today. For their efforts, the Globe team won the Pulitzer Prize for Public Service in 2003. Tucci portrays attorney Mitchell Garabedian, who achieved national acclaim representing the families of abuse victims.

  • Carla Ramos
    Posted on May 15, 2015

    I’m really looking forward to the premiere of this movie too! But what saddens me are these pictures , stories , movies, where we have to see five men and only one woman! It is sad and absurd that sexism , chauvinism and prejudice of Hollywood and around the world !

  • Jodi C.
    Posted on May 15, 2015

    It’s based on a true story, and there was only one woman on the Spotlight team at the Globe. I think this has less to do with sexism in Hollywood, and more to do with sexism in journalism.the real world. Not to say Hollywood isn’t sexist. Obviously, it is. Either way, I hear it’s going to be a phenomenal film and am excited Rachel is that one woman!