Unashamed Oscar-bait abounds in the intense first look at ‘Spotlight’: following the pulitzer-prize winning journalistic investigation that would bring Boston’s catholic clergy to its knees in 2002 — after uncovering sordid institutionalised abuse by a string of Catholic priests. 

Focusing on the Boston Globe‘s absolutely iconic investigative journalism team, Spotlight, Thomas Mcarthy’s take on the sprawling scandal stars Rachel McAdams—marching directly towards a supporting actress nomination, no doubt—alongside Michael Keaton, Mark Ruffalo, John Slattery, Liev Schrieber, Brian D’arcy James and Stanley Tucci. 

“Spotlight tells the riveting true story of the Pulitzer Prize-winning Boston Globe investigation that would rock the city and cause a crisis in one of the world’s oldest and most trusted institutions.

When the newspaper’s tenacious “Spotlight” team of reporters delve into allegations of abuse in the Catholic Church, their year-long investigation uncovers a decades-long cover-up at the highest levels of Boston’s religious, legal, and government establishment, touching off a wave of revelations around the world.”

Spotlight debuts in the US on November 6; an Australian release date is yet to be announced. Watch its thrilling first trailer below.