​Rachel McAdams and Mark Ruffalo to star in the controversial film ‘Spotlight’

Spotlighthas been in the spotlight before – DreamWorks first picked up the then-untitled film in April 2013 and quietly abandoned the project in June 2013.

Now the film is back in the limelight with announcements thatRachel McAdams, Mark Ruffalo, Stanley Tucci and Michael Keaton are expected to take starring roles in the film that chronicles the decade-long cover-up of sexual abuse in Boston’s Catholic Church.

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Spotlight tells the story of the Boston Globe’s year-long investigation into the scandal, in which journalists interviewed victims and pored over thousands of official documents. The passionate probe led to the resignation of Cardinal Bernard Law, who had been partly responsible for aiding in the cover-up, and a 2003 Pulitzer Prize for the Globe team.

The film, still in the development stages, will reportedly be directed by Tom McCarthy, whose past projects include The Station Agent with Peter Dinklage, The Visitor and Win Win.

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2015 is shaping up to be a big year for Canadian actress Rachel McAdams. The 35-year-old is starring alongside Emma Stone, Bill Murray, Bradley Cooper, John Krasinski and Alec Baldwin in a yet-to-be-titled Cameron Crowe project currently in post-production, and she’s filming Southpaw with Jake Gyllenhaal and Lupita Nyong’o.

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While Rachel is making big moves on the silver screen, Stanley is in the process of launching a new TV murder mystery-drama on Sky Atlantic called Fortitude, in which he stars as a British detective flown into the paradise of Fortitude to solve the mystery of the town’s first and only murder.

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Mark is fresh off a successful play as Ned Weeks in Ryan Murphy’s adaption of The Normal Heart for HBO. The made-for-TV movie has received16 Emmy nominations, including Outstanding Actor in a Miniseries or Movie for the 46-year-old.

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