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Matt Damon in talks to join Tom McCarthy’s Catholic sex-abuse film.

Posted on June 15, 2013 at 9:55 pm by David "Snackbar" Edmundson

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Although DreamWorks is no longer involved with the project, director Thomas McCarthy (Win Win) is hoping Matt Damon will show interest in his untitled picture about the Catholic Church’s sex abuse scandal.  Based on the Boston Globe’s Pulitzer Prize-winning articles chronicling reports of sex abuse within the Church, the project is said to be in the vein of All the President’s Men, and would star Damon as lead reporter Mike Rezendes.  Damon has yet to see a script but the filmmakers have had the Boston-native in mind for the role during its two years of script development.

The Wrap further reports that McCarthy’s untitled picture will follow the uncovering of the scandal as a result of “a year-long investigation by the Boston Globe’s spotlight team, which interviewed victims and reviewed thousands of pages of documents. Their reporting eventually led to the resignation of Cardinal Bernard Law, who hid years of serial abuse by other priests, and opened the floodgates to other disturbing revelations around the world.”

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