When newly-hired senior editor Marty Baron (Liev Schreiber) at the Boston Globe insists that the members of "Spotlight" — a four-person investigative team led by editor Walter Robinson (Michael Keaton) — do an investigation into the child abuse perpetrated by Catholic Church clergy, he's initially met with resistance.
He doesn't back down and once the reporters start digging, they're shocked when they uncover a massive conspiracy to cover up years of child abuse, involving hundreds of children in the Boston area, perpetrated by at least 87 pedophile priests.
|Cast:||Mark Ruffalo, Michael Keaton, Rachel McAdams, Liev Schreiber, John Slattery, Stanley Tucci, Billy Crudup, Brian d'Arcy James|
|Studio:||Open Road Films|
|Producer(s):||Blye Pagon Faust, Michael Bederman, Michael Sugar, Nicole Rocklin, Steve Golin|
|Writer(s):||Thomas McCarthy, Josh Singer|