“Spotlight” Gets November Release Date

Boston Globe is reporting that “Spotlight” will be released on November 6, 2015 in the U.S. It was previously reported that Open Road Films is planning on a wide release for the movie. The movie will open against The Outskirts, The Peanuts Movie, Spectre, Brooklyn, and Trumbo.

“Spotlight,” the movie based on The Boston Globe’s Pulitzer Prize-winning series exposing the Catholic Church abuse scandal, has a release date. We’re told the film, directed by Tom McCarthy, will be in theaters Nov. 6. The movie has an impressive cast that includes Liev Schreiber as former Globe editor Marty Baron, Michael Keaton as Spotlight team editor Walter Robinson, Mark Ruffalo as reporter Michael Rezendes, Rachel McAdams as reporter Sacha Pfeiffer, Brian d’Arcy James as reporter Matt Carroll, and Maureen Keiller as former Globe columnist Eileen McNamara.

Screen Daily reported last month that the movie is one of the contenders to open the 40th anniversary edition of the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) in September but nothing has been confirmed so far.