Movie: The Conspirator
Release Date: April 15, 2011
Studio: Roadside Attractions
Director: Robert Redford
Screenwriter: James Solomon
Starring: James McAvoy, Robin Wright, Justin Long, Tom Wilkinson, Evan Rachel Wood, Kevin Kline, Alexis Bledel, Toby Kebbell, Danny Huston, Johnny Simmons, Stephen Root
Summary: “The Conspirator” is a period drama based on true events following the assassination of President Lincoln. Wright Penn will play Mary Surratt, the only woman among a group charged with conspiring to kill the president. McAvoy will play Frederick Aiken, an idealistic young war hero who reluctantly defends Surratt and in the process comes to believe she is innocent.
Rachel Wood is said to be playing Wright Penn’s daughter Anna Surratt, while Kebbell has been cast as the assassin John Wilkes Booth.