Church's sex abuse cases to become film

2013-04-03 17:33
Los Angeles - Hollywood studio DreamWorks and production company Participant Media have secured the rights to an account of the Catholic Church's coverup of sex abuse cases.

The film's backers bought movie rights to the story of how The Boston Globe newspaper's investigative team uncovered how the Boston archdiocese conspired to hide cases of child molestation by priests.

Their articles led to the resignation of Cardinal Bernard Law in 2002. The newspaper won the 2003 Pulitzer Prize for public service reporting.

Tom McCarthy, director of The Station Agent and The Visitor, is to helm the movie and co-write the script.

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