Justin Long joins Robin Wright Penn and James McAvoy in The Conspirator

Justin Long has signed up to star in the historical drama The Conspirator.


The actor joins Robin Wright Penn and James McAvoy in the film, which follows the story of Abraham Lincoln’s assassination at Ford’s Theatre in 1865.


Wright Penn will play Confederate sympathiser Mary Surratt, who was charged with conspiring to kill Lincoln. McAvoy will play Frederick Aiken, who defends Surratt. Long will play a soldier who is Aiken’s “best friend and conscience”.


Shooting on the film begins later this month in Georgia