Posted February 27, 2011 by Global Vito in Movies & TV

The Conspirator [Movie Trailer]

The Conspirator [Movie Trailer]
A must see movie … check out the Trailer for yourself

In the wake of Abraham Lincoln’s assassination, 7 men and 1 woman are arrested and charged with conspiring to kill the President, Vice President, and Secretary of State. The woman charged, Mary Surratt played by 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 played by James McAvoy you might remember him from “The Last King of Scotland” & “Wanted”, 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.