Spotlight, the Michael Keaton-Mark Ruffalo pic which focuses on the Boston Globe team investigating the the Boston Archdiocese’s sexual abuse cover-up, will be released November 6 in select theaters by Open Road. Based on a true story, the pic follows the news team that uncovered the scandal, which went largely ignored by the media, the police and the legal system. The film is directed by Oscar nominee Tom McCarthy and also stars Rachel McAdams, Liev Schrieber, Brian D’Arcy James and Stanley Tucci.
Spotlight will expand on November 13 before going wide November 20.
The first weekend of November is a prime launchpad for awards-season contending pics. Last year, Focus Features launched The Theory Of Everything which collected five Oscar noms including best picture and landed a best actor win for Eddie Redmayne. Keaton was nominated for a best actor Oscar last year for Birdman.
Other limited releases opening November 6 include Fox Searchlight’s Brooklyn directed by John Crowley and starring Jim Broadbent, Saoirse Ronan, Domhnall Gleeson and Julie Walters. In additio,n Bleecker Street is rolling out its Jay Roach political drama Trumbo starring Bryan Cranston, John Goodman, Helen Mirren and Diane Lane.
Among wide releases November 6, there’s Sony’s 007 film Spectre, 20th Century Fox’s The Peanuts Movie and Clarius Entertainment’s The Outskirts.