I saw a movie trailer at the theatre last night that looked so good, I didn’t want to see the feature anymore.
Have you heard about The Conspirator? Directed by Robert Redford, the film tells the story of Mary Surratt, the lone female charged as a co-conspirator in the assassination trial of Abraham Lincoln, and the reluctant lawyer who agrees to defend her.
Based on that description, you may think, “Huh. Historical drama. Could be interesting, could be mind-numbing.” But wait until you hear the lineup of actors Redford has assembled.
Robin Wright as Mary Surratt. James McAvoy as her lawyer. (It’s about time he returned to the screen. I know he was a voice in Gnomeo & Juliet, but that doesn’t count.) Tom Wilkinson. Kevin Kline. Evan Rachel Wood. Jonathon Groff. Stephen Root. Danny Huston. Justin Long. Alexis Bledel.
Heck, it usually takes a lame movie like Valentine’s Day to get that much talent in one room.
But this film looks great — epic even. I could hardly get through the trailer without cheering. I was disappointed when it ended and I had to watch Unknown, the movie I had gone to see. (Don’t get me wrong — it was actually pretty fun…lots of car chases and plot twists and turns.)
But McAvoy and Redford together? Hell, that’s a movie event!
Come on, April 15th — tax day never looked so good!