TORONTO — Mark Ruffalo, Liev Schreiber, Michael Keaton, Stanley Tucci and Rachel McAdams could be stepping into Spotlight in Toronto this October.
The feature film, directed by actor Tom McCarthy (Little Fockers), tells the story of how the real-life “Spotlight Team” — a group of Boston Globe journalists — uncovered the Catholic Church’s efforts to cover-up the child abuse scandal.
Cameras are scheduled to roll for a month beginning Oct. 1.
McCarthy co-wrote the Spotlight script with Josh Singer (Fringe).
The cast has not yet been officially announced but Ruffalo (The Avengers) is reportedly close to signing on to play Michael Rezendes, Schreiber (Ray Donovan) to play Marty Baron and Keaton (RoboCop) to play Walter Robinson.
McAdams, who lives in Toronto, is set to portray Sacha Pfeiffer. She previously made 2012’s The Vow and 2009’s The Time Traveler’s Wife in the city.
Ruffalo’s 2008 drama Blindness was shot in Southern Ontario and the actor has attended the Toronto International Film Festival several times.
Schreiber made 2010’s Repo Men in Toronto and just wrapped the chess drama Pawn Sacrifice in Montreal.
Keaton starred in this year’s made-in-Toronto RoboCop reboot and made the 2007 mini-series The Company in the city.