Long Joins Redford’s “Conspirator”

Justin Long has joined the cast of Robert Redford’s historical drama “The Conspirator” for Wildwood Enterprises and and American Film Co. says The Hollywood Reporter.

The story follows Confederate sympathizer Mary Surratt (Robin Wright Penn), who was tried as a conspirator in the Lincoln assassination, and Col. Frederick Aiken (James McAvoy), who reluctantly agreed to defend her before a military tribunal.

Long plays a soldier who lost a limb in the Civil War and is McAvoy’s best friend and conscience. The project marks his first period drama.

Redford, Greg Shapiro, Bill Holderman, Robert Stone, Webster Stone and Brian Falk are producing. Shooting kicks off in Georgia this month.