While Robert Redford’s annual Sundance Film Festival is still underway, the first trailer for his latest feature The Conspirator has been released. The trailer debuted on Yahoo Movies, and it centers on the conspiracy surrounding the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln. It stars James McAvoy, Robin Wright, and Tom Wilkinson. Take a look…

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The Conspirator also stars Kevin Kline, Stephen Root, Justin Long, Danny Huston, and Johnny Simmons. The film centers on Mary Surratt (Penn), the only female charged in the conspiracy to kill the president (Lincoln), and McAvoy plays Frederick Aiken, the war hero assigned to defend her. Wilkinson stars as Reverdy Johnson, the former attorney general who as U.S. Senator is the mentor to the young lawyer, and sympathetic to Surratt. Kline plays Lincoln’s War Secretary Edwin Stanton, and Bledel plays Aiken’s wife, Catherine Morgan.

Any movie that bring Kevin Kline back to the forefront, we’re in! The cast for this film is extremely impressive and it’s great to see Simmons in something that’s not so “teen-centric.” We loved him in Scott Pilgrim vs The World and he was the only enjoyable thing about Jennifer’s Body, but it’s great to see him get serious!

The Conspirator is scheduled to hit theaters in April 2011.

What do you think of the first trailer for The Conspirator?