Redford’s Lincoln assassination saga ‘The Conspirator’ lands a distributorBy AP
Wednesday, September 15, 2010
Redford’s ‘Conspirator’ lands a distributor
TORONTO — Robert Redford’s Abraham Lincoln assassination drama “The Conspirator” has been picked up for theatrical distribution by Lionsgate and Roadside Attractions.
The two companies aim for a spring 2011 release for “The Conspirator,” which premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival.
The $20 million production directed by Redford was one of the biggest films to enter the festival without a distributor already in place.
“The Conspirator” stars Robin Wright as Mary Surratt, a boarding-house owner tried as an accomplice in the assassination by John Wilkes Booth. James McAvoy plays a Union Civil War hero reluctantly forced to defend her.
The film co-stars Kevin Kline, Evan Rachel Wood, Alexis Bledel, Tom Wilkinson and Justin Long.
Toronto International Film Festival: tiff.net
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