EXCLUSIVE: Open Road Film is keeping Spotlight in the spotlight with a new 30-second ad for the movie, which has had a good week with an Outstanding Cast nom (and a supporting one for Rachel McAdams) from the SAG Awards and Best Picture Drama, Director and Screenplay noms yesterday from the Golden Globes. Those come after wins from critics groups last week.
Spotlight, directed by Tom McCarthy from a script by him and Josh Singer, features an ensemble cast that includes Michael Keaton, Mark Ruffalo, McAdams, Liev Schreiber, John Slattery and Brian d’Arcy James. They play the team of Boston Globe reporters who exposed the Boston Archdiocese cover-up of pedophile priests in the Catholic Church that led to the forced resignation of the all-powerful Cardinal Bernard Law.
The pic opened in theaters November 6, a bit before the crush of awards-season films that are now crowding the marketplace, so the ad will keep it front-of-mind for both moviegoers and Oscar voters. The movie has grossed $17.5 million to date at the domestic box office.
Check out the new ad above.