Italian Vanity Fair has reported that during a recent visit to the Giffoni Film Festival Mark Ruffalo said he’d be returning to Italy in a few weeks when Thomas McCarthy‘s Spotlight plays at the Venice Film Festival. I don’t know if Spotlight (Open Road, 11.6) will duck Telluride and go straight to Toronto but at least the Venice engagement seems solid. Spotlight is about the Boston Globe‘s reporting about Catholic priest sex abuse allegations in the Boston region 14 and 15 years ago. Ruffalo costars with Rachel McAdams, Brian d’Arcy James, Michael Keaton, Stanley Tucci and Liev Schreiber.