With Steven Spielberg deciding to remake Harvey, Robert Redford has swooped in to lay claim to a film about the Lincoln assassination–something that Spielberg has been sitting on for a long while.
The Hollywood Reporter tells us that Redford is set to direct The Conspirator, a film about alleged Lincoln assassination conspirator Mary Suratt. The movie is expected to start shooting this fall with James McAvoy currently rumorerd to be in one of the lead roles.
You snooze, you lose, Mr. Spielberg. His Lincoln biopic, appropriately titled Lincoln, has been a long-gestating project with Liam Neeson set to play the sixteenth president. Who knows what will happen with that now.
I guess it could still happen. As Quaid taught us, great movies always seem to come in twos. You know…like Observe and Report and Paul Blart: Mall Cop.