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First Trailer for Catholic Church Sex Abuse Scandal Film ‘Spotlight’ Released

The first trailer for Tom McCarthy’s journalism drama, Spotlight, has been released by Open Road Films.

The film follows a group of investigative journalists who uncovered the Catholic Church’s role in covering up the sexual abuse of children by dozens of priests, reports The Wrap.

Spotlight stars Mark Ruffalo, Michael Keaton, Rachel McAdams, Liev Schreiber, Brian D’Arcy James, John Slattery, and Stanley Tucci.

The actors, who worked alongside their real-life counterparts while preparing for their roles, play the Boston Globe reporters who won a Pulitzer Prize in 2003.

The journalism drama has already been named as an awards contender for the coming season.

Industry insiders predict Ruffalo will take the lead, while the rest of the cast take nominations in supporting categories.

Schreiber, who plays Boston Globe editor Marty Baron, is said to be an early standout, per The Wrap.

Spotlight is slated to debut at the Venice Film Festival before playing at Toronto, and hits select theaters on November 6.

The film opens wide on November 20.

Watch: The First Trailer for “Spotlight”

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