‘The Conspirator’ to be released in spring

I found an article in which they claim that Alexis Bledel’s new movie The Conspirator will be released in the spring of 2011.

The full-length feature movie “The Conspirator,” much of which was filmed in Savannah, will open in U.S. theaters next spring.

The true story of Mary Surratt, the only woman charged in the conspiracy to assassinate Abraham Lincoln, was directed by Robert Redford. Several Savannahians worked as extras during filming.

This is the first full-length feature from the American Film Company, a producing and financing venture formed last year by Joe Ricketts, founder of Ameritrade and owner of the Chicago Cubs.

The film’s distributors, Lionsgate and Roadside Attractions, have reached a deal for its U.S. rights, paving the way for it to be screened.

Releasing the film in the spring will ensure “The Conspirator” is eligible to make a run for major awards such as the Golden Globes and the Academy Awards.

With Redford as the director and a cast that includes Robin Wright, James McAvoy, Kevin Kline, Evan Rachel Wood, Ron Wilkinson and Alexis Bledel, the film is expected to be a serious Oscar contender.

“The Conspirator” recently had its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival, where it was warmly received. The festival is considered the first stop for Oscar hopefuls, and Best Picture winners such as “Crash” and “The Hurt Locker” have premiered there.

Go to savannahnow.com/conspirator to watch video and see more photos from “The Conspirator.”

Written by C.

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