Director Tom McCarthy’s new film Spotlight is based on a true story uncovered by an investigative team at The Boston Globe. In 2002 the newspaper published a series of reports about the pedophile priests in the Catholic church in Boston. The name of the investigative team in the newspaper is called Spotlight.

McCarthy’s film premiered at the 2015 Venice International Film Festival. In this interview we asked McCarthy why he chose Venice to premiere Spotlight.

Spotlight stars Michael Keaton, Mark Ruffalo, Liev Schreiber, Rachel McAdams and Stanley Tucci.

We have a longer video interview with McCarthy coming up later this week.

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