Redford to Direct Lincoln Assassination Film


The Risky Biz Blog reports that Robert Redford will direct the historical drama The Conspirator.

The film tells the story of Mary Surratt, alleged conspirator of Abraham Lincoln assassin John Wilkes Booth.

James McAvoy is said to be at the top of the producers’ list for one of the lead roles.

Shooting starts this fall for the film, written by James Solomon.