Spotlight Movie

Spotlight movie poster

Who's Involved:

Michael Keaton, Mark Ruffalo, Rachel McAdams, Tom McCarthy, Josh Singer

Release Date:

Friday, November 6, 2015 (Limited)
Friday, November 13, 2015 (Expansion)

some language including sexual references

Runtime: N/A
Language: English

Plot: What's the story about?

The film tells the riveting true story of the Boston Globe’s Spotlight investigation team who uncovered a scandal that would rock the city and shock the world. For years, whispers of the Boston Archdiocese’s cover up of sexual abuse within the Catholic church were largely ignored by the media, the police and the legal system. Against all odds, the spotlight team fought to expose the truth.

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Who stars in Spotlight: Cast List

... Sacha Pfeiffer

"Game Night" , "Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness"  

... Michael Rezendes

"Avengers: Infinity War" , "Now You See Me 2"  

... Walter 'Robby' Robinson

"The Asset" , "The Flash"  

Who's making Spotlight: Crew List

A look at the Spotlight behind-the-scenes crew and production team. The film's director Tom McCarthy last directed Timmy Failure: Mistakes Were Made and The Cobbler. The film's writer Josh Singer last wrote First Man and The Post.


Tom McCarthy

Watch: Spotlight Trailers & Videos

Production: What we know about Spotlight?

Key Facts

  1. Based on the true story. Project, which was announced in April 2010, is described as in the vein of the classic journalism pic All the President's Men. Producers have secured life rights of the Globe reporters responsible, including Spotlight Team members Michael Rezendes, Sacha Pfeiffer and Matt Carroll, Spotlight Team editor Walter "Robby" Robinson, special projects editor Ben Bradlee Jr. and Globe editor Marty Baron.

Filming Timeline

  1. June 2015: The film was in Completed status.
  2. October 2012: The film was in Development status.
  3. Due to the sensitivity of the subject matter, Tom McCarthy has been working in secret for more than a year on the project that chronicles the worldwide scandal.

  4. October 2012: The film was in Announced status.
  5. Project, which was announced in April 2010, is described as in the vein of the classic journalism pic All the President's Men.

Spotlight Release Date: When was the film released?

Spotlight was released in 2015 on Friday, November 6, 2015 (Limited release). There were 9 other movies released on the same date, including Spectre, Room and The Peanuts Movie.

When will the movie be on Blu-ray & DVD?

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

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Tuesday, February 2, 2016
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