Tuesday, October 20, 2009

First Look at Robert Redford's The Conspirator

Robert Redford has started filming his new movie The Conspirator in Savannah, Georgia.
 In the wake of Abraham Lincoln's assassination, 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, 42, owns a boarding house where John Wilkes Booth and others met and planned the simultaneous attacks. Against the ominous back-drop of post-Civil War Washington, newly-minted lawyer, Frederick Aiken, a 28-year-old Union war-hero, reluctantly agrees to defend Surratt before a military tribunal.
Mary Surratt, who was eventually executed, is being played by Robin Wright Penn, and James McAvoy plays Aiken, her laywer.  Justin Long was just added to the cast, as Aiken's one-armed fellow war veteran best friend.   The film has a very impressive cast, including Tom Wilkinson, Evan Rachel Wood (who plays Surratt's daughter) and Kevin Kline.

The Playlist has a few set pics and this video that shows some of the filming.

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