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Large portions of the film's dialogue are taken directly from transcripts of the trial.
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Very little is known of the real Frederic Aiken. No photographs of him exist.
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James McAvoy is allergic to horses so could never film for too long in close proximity to the animals before he started sneezing.
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Mary Surratt's house remains as a historic museum in what was then Surrattsville, Maryland. The U.S. Post Office soon renamed the town Robeysville, due to the notoriety of the Surratt name. In 1879, Robeysville was renamed to Clinton, Maryland.
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Robert Redford always had James McAvoy in mind for the part of Frederic Aiken.
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The Surratt boarding house still stands in the Chinatown neighborhood of Washington, DC.
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One of the Generals in the court marshal commission was one Major General Lew Wallace. He was the author of the often-filmed novel "Ben Hur: a Tale of the Christ"
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The look of the film was influenced by early photographs of the period, many of which tried to introduce elements of color over sepia. Director of photography Newton Thomas Sigel attempted to emulate that look whilst restricting the use of bright, artificial light.
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The wiring around Secretary of State Seward's face is the result of a recent carriage accident.
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John Cullum had virtually no time to prepare for his one scene as it had only been written a day and a half before it was filmed. Indeed it was shot in just a couple of hours and edited that very same day.
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The debut film from The American Film Company; their mission is to make historically accurate films about America's past.
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Robin Wright was initially unavailable to make the film due to personal commitments. But because Robert Redford really wanted her for the female lead, he briefly delayed production.
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Robert Redford was keen to cast Evan Rachel Wood in the film, having been particularly impressed by her performance in Thirteen (2003), a film he premiered at his Sundance Film Festival.
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Robert Redford insisted that the actors stay in costume as much as possible so that the clothes would start to feel natural to them. Most of the actors complained about this at some point or other as the locations were unbearably hot.
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Both Jonathan Groff and Stephen Root had only one day to film their whole scenes.
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Danny Huston's grandfather, Walter Huston, played the title role in Abraham Lincoln (1930).
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Toby Kebbell plays John Wilkes Booth, the man who assassinated Abraham Lincoln. Kebbell is no stranger to this kind of role. He previously played Pausanias, who assassinated Philip II of Macedon (father of Alexander the Great) in Alexander (2004).
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Mary Suratt was the first American woman ever executed by the Federal government.
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