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'The Conspirator' movie premiere: Robert Redford, James McAvoy, Robin Wright hatch a plot

April 12, 2011 |  5:20 pm

James Badge Dale, Alexis Bledel, Tom Wilkinson, Robin Wright, Robert Redford, James McAvoy, Evan Rachel Wood, Kevin Kline and Stephen Root at  "The Conspirator" premiere
This post has been corrected. See the note below for details.

Stars and supporters of the Robert Redford-directed film "The Conspirator" gathered at New York's Museum of Modern Art on Monday for the premiere of the Civil War-era film starring Robin Wright and James McAvoy.

Wright, who graced the red carpet in a crisp white suit with Redford, plays Mary Surratt, the boarding house proprietor who was accused of aiding John Wilkes Booth in his plot to kill Abraham Lincoln in April 1865.

Robin Wright at 'The Conspirator' premiere McAvoy plays Frederick Aiken, a wounded Union officer-turned-lawyer enlisted to defend Surratt in the film, which kicks off a passel of Civil War genre projects in Hollywood.

Kevin Kline, joined by wife Phoebe Cates and daughter Greta Simone Kline at the premiere, stars in the movie as Secretary of War Edwin Stanton. Click the pics for more red carpet photos.

Evan Rachel Wood and Alexis Bledel, who play Surratt's daughter Anna and Aiken's wife Sarah Weston, respectively, also attended the debut.

"Michael Clayton" Oscar nominee Tom Wilkinson plays Reverdy Johnson and Stephen Root, of NBC's "NewsRadio" fame, plays John Lloyd.

Also in attendance were cast members Norman Reedus ("The Boondock Saints") and James Badge Dale ("24").

"Gossip Girl" actresses Kelly Rutherford and Alice Callahan walked the red carpet with models Liya Kebede and Sports Illustrated cover girl Irina Shayk

Actress Karen Allen, who appeared in the Indiana Jones films and more recently "White Irish Drinkers," and Irish actress and model Kiera Chaplin also attended.

Fashion designer Anna Sui, DJ Sky Nellor and performance artist Marina Abramovic hit the Met for the premiere too.               

Justin Long, Danny Huston and Jonathan Groff appear in the film but did not attend the premiere.

"The Conspirator" works its way into theaters April 15.

For the record, 2:30 p.m. April 13: An earlier version of this post said "The Conspirator" premiere took place at New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art. The venue was the Museum of Modern Art.


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Photo: From left to right, James Badge Dale, Alexis Bledel, Tom Wilkinson, Robin Wright, Robert Redford, James McAvoy, Evan Rachel Wood, Kevin Kline and Stephen Root at the New York premiere of "The Conspirator" at the Museum of Modern Art on Monday. Credit: Stephen Lovekin / Getty Images