The Conspirator (2011)
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The Conspirator (2011)

Genre
Drama
Release Date
April 15, 2011
Studio
Roadside Attractions
Official Site
http://www.conspiratorthemovie.com/
Genre
Drama
Release Date
April 15, 2011
MPAA Rating
PG-13
Duration
122 minute(s)
Production Budget
-
Studio
Roadside Attractions
Official Site
http://www.conspiratorthemovie.com/
Director
Robert Redford
Producer
Robert Redford, Bill Holderman, Greg Shapiro, Brian Peter Falk, Robert Stone, Webster Stone
Screenwriter
James D. Solomon

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.