‘Spotlight’ Film Illuminates Boston Clergy Abuse Scandal 

movie theaterBOSTON (AP) — More than a decade after the Roman Catholic Church was rocked by the clergy sex abuse scandal, Hollywood is telling the story.

“Spotlight” is being released in theaters Nov. 6.

The film tells the story of how priests in the Archdiocese of Boston abused hundreds of children. In a series of stories in 2002, The Boston Globe exposed the church hierarchy’s cover-up of the abuse.

The scandal led to the resignation of Cardinal Bernard Law and settlements with hundreds of people who were abused as children.

The movie stars Michael Keaton, Rachel McAdams and Mark Ruffalo. It already has created some Oscar buzz.

The Globe’s series won the Pulitzer Prize for Public Service in 2003.

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