In the wake of Abraham Lincoln's assassination, seven men and one woman are arrested and charged with conspiring to kill the President, the Vice-President, and the Secretary of State. The lone woman charged, Mary Surratt, 42, owns a boarding house where John Wilkes Booth and others met and planned the simultaneous attacks. Against the ominous back-drop of post-Civil War Washington, newly-minted lawyer, Frederick Aiken, a 28-year-old Union war-hero, reluctantly agrees to defend Surratt before a military tribunal. As the trial unfolds, Aiken realizes his client may be innocent and that she is being used as bait and hostage in order to capture the only conspirator to have escaped a massive manhunt, her own son.
James McAvoy....Frederick Aiken
Evan Rachel Wood....Anna Surratt
Alexis Bledel....Sarah Weston
Justin Long....Nicholas Baker
Tom Wilkinson....Reverdy Johnson
Norman Reedus....Lewis Payne
Kevin Kline....Edwin Stanton
Toby Kebbell....John Wilkes Booth
Danny Huston....Joseph Holt
Stephen Root....John Lloyd
Jonathan Groff....Louis Weichmann
Johnny Simmons....John Surratt
James Badge Dale....William Hamilton
Colm Meaney....David Hunter
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