First Look at Robert Redford’s The Conspirator


USA Today has published the first photos from and an interview with director Robert Redford on The Conspirator, starring James McAvoy, Robin Wright Penn, Justin Long, Tom Wilkinson, Evan Rachel Wood, Kevin Kline, Alexis Bledel, Toby Kebbell, Danny Huston, Johnny Simmons and Stephen Root.

The film is based on true events following the assassination of President Lincoln in 1865 at the hand of John Wilkes Booth. It follows the race to hunt down the small band of Confederate sympathizers who helped plot the attack.

McAvoy stars as a decorated Union soldier who reluctantly agrees to defend one of the accused, boarding-house owner Mary Surratt (Wright), whose son was the lone conspirator to escape the manhunt.

You can view the photos here and read the interview with Redford here.