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Update: Redford's The Conspirator trailer online

TheConspirator.jpgThe trailer for Robert Redford's tale of Mary Surratt and her trial for the involvement in the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln is now online and you can see it right here.

The trailer looks good and feels like a courtroom drama with period costumes, but that's not meant as a negative, I don't know how else the film would have felt and it's probably good that it has that classic courtroom drama feel to it.

It's the impressive line-up of actors in The Conspirator that has me though, James McAvoy as the lawyer defending Marry Surratt who is played by the fantastic Robin Wright, with both backed by Tom Wilkinson, Danny Huston, Kevin Kline, Toby Kebbell and Evan Rachel Wood.

The film is based on the true events after the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln where Mary Surratt was arrested for her alleged involvement in the conspiracy to kill the President. She was a Confederate living in the Union state of Maryland and her house may well have been used to house sympathisers and assist in supplying them, but she vehemently denied having anything to do with the assassination.

Her defence was taken up by a Union lawyer who fought in the war for the Union, and while he initially disbelieved her, as he got to know her he began to believe in her innocence and fight for her freedom.

Here's the trailer:

Update: Now there's a Quicktime high definition version over at Apple Trailers to see.



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