Robert Redford’s THE CONSPIRATOR Movie Trailer with James McAvoy and Robin Wright
Check out the trailer for Robert Redford’s THE CONSPIRATOR which stars Robin Wright, James McAvoy, Justin Long, Evan Rachel Wood, Johnny Simmons, Toby Kebbell, Tom Wilkinson, Norman Reedus, Alexis Bledel, Kevin Kline, and Danny Huston. You can read all our The Conspirator coverage here.
The Conspirator Synopsis: Directed by Robert Redford and starring James McAvoy and Robin Wright, THE CONSPIRATOR tells the powerful story of a woman who would do anything to protect her family, and the young man who risked everything to save her. 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 (Robin Wright), 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 (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. As the nation turns against her, Surratt is forced to rely on Aiken to uncover the truth and save her life.
The Conspirator will be released to theaters on April 15, 2011. Watch the trailer below.