Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Lionsgate And Roadside Acquire Redford's "Conspirator"

Lionsgate and Roadside Attractions have acquired US distribution rights to The American Film Company’s "The Conspirator", directed by Robert Redord from a screenplay by James Solomon.

A spring 2011 release is planned.

Based on the the true story of the only woman charged in the conspiracy to assassinate president Abraham Lincoln and the attorney forced to defend her, "The Conspirator" stars Robin Wright and James McAvoy with Kevin Kline, Evan Rachel Wood, Tom Wilkinson, Alexis Bledel, Danny Huston, Justin Long, Colm Meaney and James Badge Dale.

"...A riveting thriller, 'The Cosnpirator' tells the powerful story of a woman who would do anything to protect her family and the 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' (Wright) owns a boarding house where 'John Wilkes Booth' (Kebbell) and others met and planned the simultaneous attacks. Against the ominous back-drop of post-Civil War Washington, newly-minted lawyer, 'Frederick Aiken' (McAvoy), a 28-year-old Union war-hero, reluctantly agrees to defend Surratt before a military tribunal..."

Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek "The Conspirator"...