Category: DramaOne bullet killed the President. But not one man.
All Genres: Drama
Release Year: 2010
Director: Robert Redford
Sound: Dolby Digital
Writing by: James D. Solomon – (screenplay) (as James Solomon)
James D. Solomon – (story) (as James Solomon) &
Gregory Bernstein – (story)
Produced by: Brian Peter Falk – producer
Bill Holderman – producer
Robert Redford – producer
Jeremiah Samuels – executive producer
Greg Shapiro – producer
James D. Solomon – co-producer
Robert Stone – producer
Webster Stone – producer
Cast: Robin Wright – Mary Surratt (as Robin Wright Penn)
James McAvoy – Frederick Aiken
Evan Rachel Wood – Anna Surratt
Alexis Bledel – Sarah Weston
Justin Long – Nicholas Baker
Tom Wilkinson – Reverdy Johnson
Norman Reedus – Lewis Payne
Kevin Kline – Edwin Stanton
Toby Kebbell – John Wilkes Booth
Danny Huston – Joseph Holt
Stephen Root – John Lloyd
Music: Mark Isham
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Mary Surratt is the lone female charged as a co-conspirator in the assassination trial of Abraham Lincoln. As the whole nation turns against her, she is forced to rely on her reluctant lawyer to uncover the truth and save her life.
Plot: In the wake of Abraham Lincoln's assassination, seven men and one woman are arrested and charged with conspiring to kill the President, the Vice-President, and the Secretary of State. The lone woman charged, Mary Surratt, 42, 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, a 28-year-old Union war-hero, reluctantly agrees to defend Surratt before a military tribunal. As the trial unfolds, 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.
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- Toby Kebbell plays John Wilkes Booth, the man who assassinated Abraham Lincoln. Kebbell is no stranger to this kind of role. He previously played Pausanias, who assassinated Philip II of Macedon (father of Alexander the Great) in Alexander (2004).