As we reported last fall, Hollywood producers began work for a movie based on the story of the Boston Globe's reporting in 2002 about the Catholic Church abuse scandals. The planned pic was envisioned as an investigative journalism thriller in the same vein as All the President's Men (1976).
Now, both the Hollywood Reporter and Variety trade publications are reporting that the uber-studio DreamWorks, which was set to produce the project, has dropped its plans to move forward with the film.
Seeing a box office bomb?
There is really only one conceivable reason that a Hollywood studio would abandon its support of a film project: Money.
Apparently someone at DreamWorks eventually came to realize that rehashing the tired story about abuse committed decades ago in the Catholic Church is not exactly the kind of topic that will send swarms of moviegoers to the box office.
People should know the real ending of the movie: The Catholic Church has become the
Sounds like a smart move on DreamWorks' part.