james mcavoy and evan rachel wood the conspirator

Just yesterday we reported that actor Justin Long joined the cast of Robert Redford‘s drama The Conspirator, and a couple of set photos have already been released. Over at the Playlist, they posted images of James McAvoy in character as Col. Frederick Aiken, the young defense lawyer who reluctantly agrees to represent Mary Surratt (Robin Wright Penn), a woman being tried as a conspirator in the Lincoln assassination. Evan Rachel Wood plays Surratt’s daughter, and there is a photo of her in costume as well.

Take a look at them on set…

mcavoy and wood on the set of the conspirator

James McAvoy is such an amazing actor. He can pull of any role thrown at him no matter the time period or the subject matter. He is so underrated in my eyes. Did anyone have to take a second look at Wood in this photo, because at first I thought it was a shot of Abbie Cornish.

In another piece of interesting casting news, Toby Kebbell, best known for his role in RocknRolla has been hired to play the infamous John Wilkes Booth. It will more than likely be a small role, mostly visible through flashbacks, but he is so fitting for the part.

What do you think of McAvoy and Wood in costume? What do you think of Toby Kebbell playing Booth?