Described by Telegraph Film critic Robbie Collin as a “skin-prickling” journalist-procedural thriller, 'Spotlight' tells the story of the Boston Globe newspaper’s exposé of a wide-reaching sex abuse scandal - and subsequent cover-up - within the city's Catholic Church.
Fresh from his Golden Globe-winning turn in 'Birdman,' veteran actor Michael Keaton stars as Walter Robinson, one of the investigative journalists who uncovered the story in the early 2000s.
In the interview above, Keaton discusses how his own Catholic upbringing and education helped to better his understanding of the “society of Catholicism” and his role in the film.
The 64-year-old actor also touches on the idea that he is in the midst of a ‘career renaissance’.
“In terms of the ‘renaissance’ and people’s perception of it, I don’t know, I don’t really think about it very much. I’m enjoying myself, i’ll say that!” says Keaton.
“It’s sure nice to be in great movies with great directors and hopefully do some good work.”
‘Spotlight’ is out in cinemas January 29, watch the trailer below.