The White House Correspondents’ Dinner (WHCD) is already one of those rare occasions when Hollywood and Politics come together. It’s even more rare to see actors at Washington’s largest social event sitting right across from the very same reporters who they’ve portrayed in an Oscar winning film!
But that’s exactly what’s going to happen this year at the WHCD with Spotlight, a film based on The Boston Globe‘s real life investigative team, the oldest continuously operating newspaper investigative journalist unit in the United States. Spotlight went on to win the Academy Award for Best Picture along with Best Original Screenplay at the Academy Awards earlier this year.
Along with the real ‘Spotlight’ investigative team on whom the film is based – Boston Globe reporters Walter Robinson, Mike Rezendes, Sacha Pfeiffer, Matt Carroll and Ben Bradlee Jr – the Globe has also invited the film’s Director Tom McCarthy, Screenwriter Josh Singer, as well as actors Mark Ruffalo and Rachel McAdams to attend the dinner at the Washington Hilton this weekend.