Robert Redford’s “The Conspirator” gets a distributor
Here’s the story off of AP:
TORONTO – Robert Redford’s Abraham Lincoln assassination drama “The Conspirator” has been picked up for theatrical distribution by Lionsgate and Roadside Attractions.
The two companies aim for a spring 2011 release for “The Conspirator,” which premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival.
The $20 million production directed by Redford was one of the biggest films to enter the festival without a distributor already in place.
“The Conspirator” stars Robin Wright as Mary Surratt, a boarding-house owner tried as an accomplice in the assassination by John Wilkes Booth. James McAvoy plays a Union Civil War hero reluctantly forced to defend her.
The film co-stars Kevin Kline, Evan Rachel Wood, Alexis Bledel, Tom Wilkinson and Justin Long.
I’m pretty bummed we have to wait until spring! Which means they aren’t going to push it as an Oscar worthy film this year or next year even, since spring is awfully early for an Oscar bait film. Major bummer.