First trailer for The Conspirator

Trailer Simon Brew 27 Jan 2011 - 07:14

James McAvoy, Kevin Kline and Tom Wilkinson star in Robert Redford’s latest movie, The Conspirator. And here’s the first trailer for it.

I rewatched one of my favourite films of the 90s last week, Robert Redford's Quiz Show. It was hardly an underrated movie, having won a Best Picture Oscar nomination. But given that it was up against the likes of Pulp Fiction and The Shawshank Redemption, it was always going to be a struggle for it to take home a gong.

A bit of me still thinks it should have been, though, as director Robert Redford took a true story from the past and used it to shine a light on the influence of television, and the politics of family.

Since Quiz Show, Redford's directorial record has been a little patchy. The Horse Whisperer and The Legend Of Bagger Vance both have their fans, although neither did anything for me, whilst Lions For Lambs just never really sparked into life.

I'm intrigued by his latest, though, The Conspirator. This is based on the true story of the one woman charged as co-conspirator in the trial of the assassination of Abraham Lincoln, and it's the kind of film that could go either way, really.

This trailer doesn't give too many clues, although it looks like it's been cut together by those launching Oscar campaigns. ("Have you ever cared for something greater than yourself?" Surely that's the snippet for the Oscar nomination clip?)

The film arrives in the US in April, with no UK date marked down as of yet.

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