The story about how the Catholic Church’s long cover-up of child molestation unfolded and came to light is one step closer to becoming a movie. The production company Anonymous Content, which plans to make the movie based on the stories of the Boston Globe journalists who uncovered the scandal, has hired a director and screenwriter to keep the project moving.
Tom McCarthy, an actor and director, and also a Boston College grad, who co-starred in “The Wire” as an ethically-challenged journalist, and has directed “The Station Agent,” “Win, Win” and “The Visitor” among other projects, is on board for the untitled project, along with screenwriter Josh Singer.
“This is a story that feels like it has to be told,” McCarthy, who grew up in a large Irish Catholic family in New Jersey, told us Thursday.
He said he was especially drawn to the story because of his connection to BC, where he came to see the influence of the Catholic Church.
“It’s such a great reminder of how essential investigative journalism is today,” said McCarthy.
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