DreamWorks Bails on Movie About Catholic Priest Sex Scandal

Justin Kroll and Stuart Oldham

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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