Film trailer: Robert Redford's 'The Conspirator'
Thursday 27 January 2011
While the Sundance Film Festival, founded by Robert Redford, is in full swing,
The Conspirator, the latest film by the actor and director, has released its first trailer.
The period drama stars James McAvoy (
The Last Station, Atonement) and Robin Wright (
State of Play) in a political story based on the trial of the assassination of US President Abraham Lincoln.
Set in 1865, the footage relays the real-life story of defendant Mary Surratt, played by Wright, who may be innocent in the conspiracy case and is protecting her son. McAvoy portrays the young lawyer, who must defend her and discovers the truth.
The film co-stars Evan Rachel Wood ( Across the Universe), Kevin Kline ( No Strings Attached) and Tom Wilkinson ( The Green Hornet, The Ghost Writer).
Redford last directed Lion for Lambs in 2007 with Meryl Streep and Tom Cruise and The Legend of Bagger Vance starring Will Smith and Matt Damon in 2000.
The Conspirator is scheduled to be released April 15.
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