Timed to coincide with the former U.S. President’s birthday on February 12, you can now follow Abraham Lincoln on twitter. The long-dead 19th century Lincoln rejoins us in all things 21st century to help promote ‘The Conspirator’ which is due in theaters on April 15, the date of Lincoln’s assassination in 1865.
'The Conspirator' was filmed last year in Savannah, Georgia (link resolves to a video shot at the movie location on the first day of production) and recounts the true story of Mary Surratt (played in the film by Robin Wright) and seven men who were arrested after Lincoln’s assassination and charged with conspiring to kill the President, the Vice-President and the Secretary of State.
Directed by Robert Redford, the film also features performances by James McAvoy, Kevin Kline, Evan Rachel Wood, Justin Long, Alexis Bledel and Tom Wilkinson. Buzz was generally favorable when 'The Conspirator' premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival last September (link resolves to a brief video interview with Redford and some of the film’s actors at the TIFF premiere).