John Patrick Shanley brings his Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winning play to the screen as a gripping story about the quest for truth, the forces of change, and the devastating consequences of blind justice in an age defined by moral conviction.

It's 1964, St. Nicholas in the Bronx. A vibrant, charismatic priest, Father Flynn (Academy Award® winner Philip Seymour Hoffman), is trying to upend the schools' strict customs, which have long been fiercely guarded by Sister Aloysius Beauvier (Academy Award® winner Meryl Streep), the iron-gloved Principal who believes in the power of fear and discipline. The winds of political change are sweeping through the community, and indeed, the school has just accepted its first black student, Donald Miller. But when Sister James (Academy Award® nominee Amy Adams), a hopeful innocent, shares with Sister Aloysius her guilt-inducing suspicion that Father Flynn is paying too much personal attention to Donald, Sister Aloysius sets off on a personal crusade to unearth the truth and to expunge Flynn from the school. Now, without a shard of proof besides her moral certainty, Sister Aloysius locks into a battle of wills with Father Flynn which threatens to tear apart the community with irrevocable consequence.

Academy Award® winning screenwriter John Patrick Shanley ("Moonstruck") adapted his own play for the screen and directs "Doubt," starring Meryl Streep, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Amy Adams and Viola Davis. The film is produced by Scott Rudin and Mark Roybal, with Celia Costas as executive producer.

ACADEMY WORTHY MOMENTS: Oscar's 10 Favorite Scenes!

In honor of John Patrick Shanley's acclaimed drama Doubt, we are looking at ten moments that grabbed the highly coveted attention of the Academy Awards. These are the scenes that made us laugh and cry, and applaud like no other. From Meryl Streep's 1996 nomination for Best Actress in The Bridges of Madison County to Phillip Seymour Hoffman's win in the Best Actor category for his performance in 2005's Capote. We have collected some of the most note worthy clips ever recognized by the Academy of Motion Pictures.

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Viola Davis Joins the Cast of ‘Doubt’

Viola Davis is set to play Mrs. Muller in Miramax's screen adaptation of Doubt, John Patrick Shanley's Tony-winning play, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Production began last week in New York.

Meryl Streep and Philip Seymour Hoffman star in the film that was written and is being directed by Shanley. Amy Adams also is in negotiations to star.

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