Evan Rachel Wood In Newest Film Directed by Robert Redford

September 14, 2010 by  

Evan Rachel Wood, True Blood, Sophie-AnneAfter the events from Sunday’s season 3 finale of True Blood, fans still can’t quite get over the ruthlessness and elegance of Queen Sophie Anne. The actress behind the queen, Evan Rachel Wood, has done more than hunt Sookie Stackhouse down this year.

Day 4 of the Toronto Film Festival featured Robert Redford’s The Conspirator. The screenplay is by James Solomon and stars James McAvoy as well Robin Wright. Evan joins the supporting cast, which also includes Kevin Kline, Danny Huston, Alexis Biedel, Justin Long and Tom Wilkinson. The film is a dramatization of the trial of Mary Surratt (played by Robin Wright), who was charged with the assassination of Abraham Lincoln and becomes the first woman to be executed by the US government.

Redford focuses on the back story of 1865 assassination and the seven men and one woman arrested for conspiring to kill the president, the vice president and the secretary of state. Surrat’s possible innocence is explored through the film as well as the fact that she was used as bait to capture the only conspirator to escape the massive manhunt.

Interestingly enough, the film was premiered the weekend of 9/11. Film goers as well as Redford saw the subtle parallels of the historical drama and the events and aftermath of 9/11.

From vampire queen to historical fiction, Evan is set to show her range as an actress and seems to be bringing Hollywood back to its former glory with every great performance.

Source: patdollard.com–Redford Presents Lincoln Assassination Conspiracy

Awards Daily–Toronto Festival Diary: Day 4

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