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Decoding the Spotlight stars – who plays what and how?

India 20 October 2016: A team of endowed journalists unravel the biggest scandal that shook the entire Boston City. Le Premiere of the Oscar winning film Spotlight will be aired on Sony Le PLEX HD on Sunday, 23rd October at 1PM and 9PM. The Film which talks about a massive cover-up of child abuse by priests throughout the Boston Archdiocese, features versatile actors such as Mark Ruffalo, Michael Keaton, Rachel McAdams, Stanley Tucci and others.

Decoding the Spotlight stars – who plays what and how?

In the movie Spotlight, Rachel McAdams, Mark Ruffalo and Brian d'Arcy James play three members of the Boston Globe's ‘Spotlight’ investigative team. And as they prepared to portray reporters searching for some crucial answers, the actors investigated the journalists. This is what they have to say about their journey of becoming a reel life journalist.

When the multifaceted actor, Mark Rufallo was preparing for the role of Michael Rezendes (the real journalist) he spent a lot of time with Michael. “I had meals with him. I talked with him for hours. I sat next to him at work". He further added, "I watched him work the phones. I watched him write his stories. I talked to him about his life and his family. I had him give me tours of Boston. As much as I could soak him up seemed to be the most important part”.

Sacha Pfeiffer (real life journalist) whose role was portrayed by Rachel McAdams said, “We spent hours together, eating dinner, taking walks, phone calls, email exchanges. Rachel wanted to know, 'What did I wear in 2001 [when the investigation took place]? What did I eat? Did I eat dinner with my husband? Did I wear jewelry? How did I take notes? When did I type vs. write in a notebook?' and then they tried to replicate all of that. It was quite amazing to watch her on screen”

That’s not all. The Boston Globe team, rounded out by Walter "Robby" Robinson (Michael Keaton), Marty Baron (Liev Schreiber) and Ben Bradlee Jr. (John Slattery) aren't the only real-life people portrayed in the film. The star-studded ensemble also features Stanley Tucci and Billy Crudup as lawyers, Mitchell Garabedian and Eric MacLeish.

"I never met with Mitchell but I was able to look at video of him on the Internet, press conferences he had done with the victims and organizations that helped the victims and read transcripts and things like that," actor Tucci said.

~Watch the Le Premiere of the critically acclaimed movie, ‘Spotlight’ on Sony Le PLEX HD on Sunday, October 23 at 1 PM and 9 PM~