Tom McCarthy has become a familiar figure over the course of his career in several arenas, whether as a performer on Syriana and HBO’s The Wire, or as a writer for films such as Pixar’s Up and Million Dollar Arm. It is as a filmmaker, however, that McCarthy has gained the most prominence, receiving critical acclaim for his filmmaking debut The Station Agent, which was matched by the praise for his follow-ups The Visitor and Win Win. With his last film hitting theatres early this year, McCarthy immediately got back behind the camera for his next film, titled Spotlight. The film’s synopsis is as follows.
The true story of how the Boston Globe uncovered the massive scandal of child molestation and cover-up within the local Catholic Archdiocese, shaking the entire Catholic Church to its core.
McCarthy once again takes on directing and writing duties for the film, sharing the latter job with The Fifth Estate scribe Josh Singer. The film’s cast includes Michael Keaton, Billy Crudup, Stanley Tucci, Mark Ruffalo, Liev Schreiber, and Rachel McAdams, and the movie will screen at both the Toronto International Film Festival and the Venice Film Festival later this year before opening theatrically in the US on November 6th. While a Canadian release date is yet to be announced, the first trailer has now been released, and can be seen below.