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Report: Globe Spotlight movie gets a cast

When Mark Ruffalo was on Nantucket in June, he revealed to us that he’d been cast as Boston Globe reporter Mike Rezendes in the upcoming film about the paper’s Pulitzer-winning coverage of the Catholic Church sex abuse scandal. Ruffalo had many questions for us about the paper and its Spotlight Team, including what former editor Marty Baron is like in real life, and whether reporter Walter Robinson is a “Jeff Bridges type.” As it turns out, Bridges isn’t playing Robinson in the film. According to TheWrap.com, Michael Keaton is in talks to play Robinson, while “Ray Donovan” star Liev Schreiber has been tapped to play Baron, who now runs The Washington Post. TheWrap.com also says that Rachel McAdams is in discussions to play former Spotlight reporter Sacha Pfeiffer (who’s now a star at WBUR), and that Stanley Tucci and Aaron Eckhart are also on the cast list. The Spotlight Team movie has been in the works since 2010. It’ll be helmed by Tom McCarthy , of “Win Win” and “The Station Agent.” By e-mail, Pfeiffer said of the casting report, “I’m totally flattered to possibly be played by someone way more stylish and glamorous than I’ll ever be.”