I don’t know about you, but I can’t remember the last time Robert Redford actually made a decent movie. Lions for Lambs was blah and The Legend of Bagger Vance was decent enough to wander into thumbs up territory. I’d have to say The Horse Whisperer and Quiz Show were the last movies to showcase Redford’s directorial talent. With his new movie, The Conspirator, due to hit cinemas on April 15, 2011, I’m not sure what we’ll be getting. The trailer looks engaging enough, but then so did the Lions for Lambs preview.
The Conspirator stars Robin Wright (State of Play), James McAvoy (The Last Station), Justin Long (Going the Distance), Evan Rachel Wood (The Wrestler), Tom Wilkinson (The Green Hornet), Kevin Kline (The Pink Panther) and Danny Huston (Robin Hood). The movie revolves around Mary Surratt (Wright), who is one of eight people arrested for conspiracy to murder Abraham Lincoln, his vice president and his secretary of state. Surratt is defended by a Civil War hero, Frederick Aiken (McAvoy), who realizes his client is innocent and the whole trial is a ploy to capture the only conspirator to avoid capture, Surratt’s son, John.
Check out the trailer after the jump. Again, it looks interesting enough, but I’m not sure I’d be first in line to see this at the theater. What say ye? Does this look like a winner, or another dud from the former Sundance Kid?