"The Conspirator" (movie) begins in the wake of Abraham Lincoln's assassination, when seven men and one woman are arrested and charged with conspiring to kill the President, Vice President, and Secretary of State. The lone woman charged, Mary Surratt (Robin Wright), 42, owns a boarding house where John Wilkes Booth (Toby Kebbell), 26, and others met and planned the simultaneous attacks.

Against the ominous back-drop of post-Civil War Washington, newly-minted lawyer, Frederick Aiken (James McAvoy), a 28-year-old Union war-hero, reluctantly agrees to defend Surratt before a military tribunal. Aiken realizes his client may be innocent and that she is being used as bait and hostage in order to capture the only conspirator to have escaped a massive manhunt, her own son, John (Johnny Simmons). As the nation turns against her, Surratt is forced to rely on Aiken to uncover the truth and save her life.

A riveting thriller, "The Conspirator" tells a powerful and true story about America then and now.

Roadside Attractions' "The Conspirator" movie is directed by Robert Redford from a script by James Solomo. The film is produced by The American Film Company in association with Wildwood Enterprises. In addition to James McAvoy and Robin Wright, the film features a stellar ensemble cast comprised of Kevin Kline, Evan Rachel Wood, Tom Wilkinson, Alexis Bledel, Danny Huston, Justin Long, Colm Meaney, and James Badge Dale.


Genre: Drama
Runtime: 123 mins.
Release Date: April 15, 2011
Tagline: One bullet killed the President. But not one man.
Distributor: Roadside Attractions
Production Companies:
The American Film Company
Wildwood Enterprises

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