Irish Eye on Hollywood:
Spotlight on Tom McCarthy

Tom McCarthy.

Lastly, in November watch for Spotlight, a close look at the Boston Globe journalists (including Irish Americans such as Kevin Cullen) who doggedly investigated the sexual abuse scandals of the Catholic church. Starring Michael Keaton, Spotlight was directed by New Jersey-born Irish American Tom McCarthy, who recently told Variety that being Irish and Catholic lent special poignancy to directing the film. “There are two places I wanted to take this movie. One is Italy, the other is Ireland. My heritage is Irish, I was raised Catholic. There is also a selfish part of me that just wanted to come to the Venice Film Festival. But it was not lost on me that this would be the perfect place to premiere this movie.” ♦

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