- Original title
- Running time
- 122 min.
- United States
Gregory Bernstein, James D. Solomon
Newton Thomas Sigel
Evan Rachel Wood,
James Badge Dale,
The American Film Company / Wildwood Enterprises
Drama | Based On A True Story. 19th Century. Courtroom Drama
- Synopsis / Plot
- Year 1865. In the wake of Abraham Lincoln's assassination, seven men and one woman are arrested and charged with conspiring to kill the President, the Vice-President, and the Secretary of State. The lone woman charged, Mary Surratt (Robyn Wright), 42, owns a boarding house where John Wilkes Booth (Toby Kebbell) and others met and planned the simultaneous attacks. Against the ominous back-drop of post-Civil War Washington, newly-minted lawyer, Frederick Aiken (James MacAvoy), a 28-year-old Union war-hero, reluctantly agrees to defend Surratt before a military tribunal. As the trial unfolds, Aiken realizes his client may be innocent and that she is being used as bait and hostage in order to capture the only conspirator to have escaped a massive manhunt, her own son.
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