Robert Redford Wants To Kill Abe Lincoln

By Josh Tyler 2009-08-18 03:04:55discussion comments
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Steven Spielberg still isnít making his Lincoln movie, but Robert Redford is. THR says heís directing The Conspirator, a historical drama about the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln by that Civil War era Lee Harvey Oswald, John Wilkes Booth.

Redfordís film will focus primarily on Mary Surratt, an alleged conspirator of Boothís. Surrat was a Washington boardinghouse owner and Confederate sympathizer who allegedly supplied Booth and his crony David Herold with weapons after they shot Lincoln and fled to her tavern.

The Conspirator seems to be approaching the Lincoln thing from right angles where Spielbergís movie sounded more like a straight up biopic. The filmís producers are still casting but word is that James McAvoy is one of their top targets to play one of the movieís male leads.
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