One of the most talked about films during the awards circuit and a frontrunner for the Oscar for Best Picture, Spotlight follows the story of the Boston Globe team of journalists that uncovers the Catholic church sex abuse scandal in Boston that fanned out across the entire world. Spotlight is an excellent film about journalism, morality, power, and blindness, even among those whose job it is to shine a light on the truth. Now, thanks to Open Road Films, we get a chance to see the screenplay behind the film.

Here's a look at the trailer:

Beyond being a great story well told, Spotlight reminds us of the importance of the integrity of journalists who are willing to investigate even the most respected institutions when they sense something is wrong and find a voice for people who feel like no one will ever listen to or believe their stories. The journey for the reporters on the Boston Globe Spotlight team while uncovering the Catholic church sex abuse scandal gets very personal for all four reporters, which is what ultimately makes the film so immersive for the audience.

Thanks to Open Road Films, here's the link to the screenplay:

If you missed our earlier posts about screenplays available for free, legal download this awards season, check them out here. Titles include:

  • The Danish Girl
  • Suffragette
  • Concussion
  • Trumbo
  • I'll See You in My Dreams
  • Pawn Sacrifice
  • Danny Collins
  • The Hateful Eight
  • Brooklyn
  • Youth
  • Me and Earl and the Dying Girl
  • Mistress America
  • Far from the Madding Crowd
  • Bridge of Spies
  • Inside Out
  • Carol
  • Woman in Gold
  • Macbeth
  • Grandma
  • The Diary of a Teenage Girl
  • Infinitely Polar Bear
  • The Lady in the Van
  • Son of Saul
  • Testament of Youth
  • Truth
  • Room
  • Ex Machina
  • The End of the Tour
  • While We're Young
  • Mississippi Grind
  • Slow West
  • Remember
  • Straight Outta Compton
  • Trainwreck
  • Legend

As always, please use these screenplays for educational purposes only, and don't wait to download the scripts as we never know when the distributors will take them off the Internet.

More screenplays are coming as award nominations wind down, so stay tuned.

Source: Open Road Films Awards