04/03/2013 09:31 am ET Updated Apr 03, 2013

Church Sex Abuse Movie In The Works From DreamWorks

DreamWorks announced plans this week for a big film with a controversial topic. The studio will tackle the Catholic Church's child sexual abuse scandal in an upcoming film.

Focusing on the material uncovered by the Boston Globe in the 2002 Pulitzer Prize-winning series on the church's practice of covering up allegations of abuse, DreamWorks has acquired rights to the Globe's stories with Participant Media.

Tom McCarthy ("Win Win") has been tapped to direct the film. McCarthy will also co-write the script for the project with Josh Singer ("The Fifth Estate").

"The Boston Globe's coverage of the Catholic priest scandal opened the door to a bigger story that had worldwide ramifications," said DreamWorks president Holly Bario, THR reports. "The story of how this team of editors and reporters came to uncover the truth will make a dramatic and compelling film, especially with the talents of our director Tom McCarthy and his co-screenwriter Josh Singer on board."

For more, head over to THR.



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