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James McAvoy, Robin Wright Penn set for Redford's Lincoln assassination drama

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James McAvoy and Robin Wright Penn will topline Robert Redford’s The Conspirator, a drama surrounding the assassination of Abraham Lincoln, Variety reports. McAvoy will play Frederick Aiken, a war hero who defends Wright Penn’s Mary Surratt, a woman charged in conspiring to murder the president. The film is scheduled to begin shooting in October.

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