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The Conspirator Synopsis

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), 42, owns a boarding house where John Wilkes Booth (Toby Kebbell), 26, 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 (Johnny Simmons). As the nation turns against her, Surratt is forced to rely on Aiken to uncover the truth and save her life.

A riveting thriller, The Conspirator tells a powerful and true story about America then and now.

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The Conspirator Comes To Blu-Ray And DVD With A Slew Of Historical Extras The Conspirator Comes To Blu-Ray And DVD With A Slew Of Historical Extras
Not a large faction of people saw Robert Redford’s recent production, The Conspirator, but that isn’t stopping Lionsgate from giving the film one hell of a Blu-Ray and DVD release. The film, which follows the trial of Mary Surrat, one of the possible conspirators to the Lincoln assassination, will hit Blu-Ray and DVD on August 16

The Conspirator Comes To Blu-Ray And DVD With A Slew Of Historical Extras

Weekend Box Office - Rio Flies High, Scream Whimpers Weekend Box Office - Rio Flies High, Scream Whimpers
It's been a good year to be a computer animated movie. Well, relatively speaking. While overall sales numbers continue to slump, CG entries have floated to the top to take number one four weekends so far this year. And three of those movies currently rank in the top five money makers of the year to date with newcomer Rio hot on their heels.

Weekend Box Office - Rio Flies High, Scream Whimpers

Interview: The Conspirator's James McAvoy On Representing America And Robert Redford Interview: The Conspirator's James McAvoy On Representing America And Robert Redford
I talked to McAvoy on the phone earlier this week about the research that went into starring in The Conspirator, how he got over his initial terror of Redford, and why this particular segment of history resonates with him. We touched very briefly on X-Men: First Class at the end

Interview: The Conspirator's James McAvoy On Representing America And Robert Redford

Exclusive: James McAvoy Still Unsure On Anna Karenina, Talks Welcome To The Punch Exclusive: James McAvoy Still Unsure On Anna Karenina, Talks Welcome To The Punch
Wright has been very vocal about wanting McAvoy for the film, but it's been unclear if McAvoy's schedule would cooperate; based on what he told me it seems that's still very much up in the air.

Exclusive: James McAvoy Still Unsure On Anna Karenina, Talks Welcome To The Punch

First Trailer For Robert Redford's The Conspirator First Trailer For Robert Redford's The Conspirator
If you've been following the site for the better part of the last week you know that the Sundance Film Festival is in full swing down in Park City, Utah. In operation since 1978 with the great Robert Redford

First Trailer For Robert Redford's The Conspirator

The Conspirator Keeps Building An Impressive Cast The Conspirator Keeps Building An Impressive Cast
Having played the super brainy Rory Gilmore on TV for so many years, Alexis Bledel is still adored by many women my age. But today I have no choice but to hate her. She's in the enviable position of playing James McAvoy's wife in The Conspirator

The Conspirator Keeps Building An Impressive Cast

It's Civil War For Justin Long It's Civil War For Justin Long
The whole missing a limb thing immediately screams "Ben Stiller's character in Tropic Thunder gunning for an Oscar," but I really think Long has it in him to make something out of this. Plus he'll be onscreen a lot with James McAvoy, my other dream boyfriend. I see nothing wrong with this

It's Civil War For Justin Long

Robert Redford Wants To Kill Abe Lincoln Robert Redford Wants To Kill Abe Lincoln
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