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Coming to a Theater Near You: Church on Trial

BY Tim Drake

| Posted 4/30/10 at 6:16 PM

 

Just when you thought that perhaps all of the hostility and media madness directed at the Catholic Church had run its course, comes a new tactic.

Deadline New York is reporting that movie producers are planning a motion picture on the Church’s scandal along the lines of All the President’s Men. Using a similar approach, the film would follow the perspective of the Boston Globe journalists, some of whom were Catholic, as they researched and wrote their 2002 ground-breaking stories on the sexual abuse scandal.

According to the report, the production companies Anonymous Content and Rocklin/Faust have made deals to develop the feature film. The producers acquired the “life rights” of the Boston Globe journalists and editors.

Journalists including Ben Bradlee Jr., Michael Rezendes, Walter Robinson, Sacha Pfeiffer, Matt Carroll and Globe editor Marty Baron will cooperate with the film. Anonymous Content’s Steve Golin and Michael Sugar will produce with Nicole Rocklin and Blye Faust. David Mizner brought the project to them and will be a consultant. The production companies will package the project before looking for financing.