James McAvoy and Robin Wright in The Conspirator trailer

Posted by: Kristy Sturdivant

Robert Redford appears to have made another great film. In THE CONSPIRATOR, we follow Mary Surratt (Robin Wright) who has been accused of being a co-conspirator in the Abraham Lincoln assassination because she owned the boarding house where John Wilkes Booth planned the murder. As the whole country rises up against her, she must convince her young lawyer Frederick Aiken (James McAvoy) that she is innocent. The film opens in theaters this coming April.

This film looks riveting and has a great cast that includes: Alexis Bledel, Evan Rachel Wood, Kevin Kline and Tom Wilkinson. I’m not usually one for period dramas, but this may just change my mind. One of the great things about director Robert Redford (as opposed to actor Robert Redford) is how his films are shot. There’s just something about the way that he positions the cameras and the aesthetic of his films that I just find beautiful.  Watch the trailer here.

James McAvoy in The Conspirator

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