"How do you say no to God?"

That chilling question is asked in the new trailer for "Spotlight," Tom McCarthy's drama about the real-life investigation into Catholic Church abuse allegations undertaken by Boston Globe reporters in 2002.

"Spotlight" features a cast of eyebrow-raising caliber including Michael Keaton, Rachel McAdams, Mark Ruffalo, Liev Scheiber, Billy Crudup, John Slattery, and Stanley Tucci. The trailer alone is an acting showcase filled with intense stare-downs and fiery declarations. With that cast, and the weighty subject, "Spotlight" looks like an early awards contender.

Watch the trailer.

The actors worked closely with their Boston Globe counterparts, who won a Pulitzer Prize for their reporting. Their work helped put a national and then global, well, spotlight on sexual abuse of minors by Catholic clergy.

"Spotlight" opens in theaters November 5.

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