DreamWorks Bails on Movie About Catholic Priest Sex Scandal

DreamWorks Bails on Movie About Catholic

WB said to be front-runner to land drama

DreamWorks has decided not to go forward with director Tom McCarthy’s untitled feature about the Catholic Church’s cover-up of its pedophile priests in Massachusetts, uncovered by the Boston Globe.

Participant Media is still on board as producers and is  shopping the film around town with Warner Bros. as the projected front-runner to land the drama.

Variety reported in October that “Win Win” helmer McCarthy and scribe Josh Singer (“The West Wing”) had been tapped by Anonymous Content and Rocklin/Faust to work on the project, which follows the Pulitzer Prize-winning journalists who exposed the scandal.

Matt Damon is rumored to be McCarthy’s first choice for the lead but sources close to Damon say the actor has not even read the script yet.

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  1. snapjudy says:

    Oh… It is sooooooooooo important to thousands of victims and to the public for this movie to be made… We hope that someone will take it on.. It will help to expose the truth so that our children today will be protected. Matt Damon would be perfect for this movie…He understands the Catholic church’s abuse of power.

    Let the truth be told.

    Judy Jones, SNAP Midwest Associate
    Director, USA, 636-433-2511. snapjudy@gmail.com,
    “SNAP (The Survivors Network
    of those Abused by Priests) We also have members who were molested by religious
    figures of all denominations, including nuns, rabbis, bishops, teachers,
    Protestant ministers and increasingly, victims who were assaulted in a wide
    range of institutional settings like orphanages, summer camps, athletic
    programs, Boy Scouts, etc.

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