The City of Savannah Tourism and Film Services Department announced Friday afternoon that the feature film The Conspirator will be shot in the Savannah area this fall.
The Civil War era drama will be directed by Robert Redford and produced by The American Film Company. Redford directed The Legend of Bagger Vance here in 1999.
Filming is scheduled to begin in mid-October and will continue into December.
"We are very excited about the positive impact this project will have on our community," Savannah Tourism and Film Director Jay Self said. "The economic impact of production will be in the millions. The wide exposure such projects bring can pay dividends for years."
Set against the backdrop of post-Civil War Washington, The Conspirator follows the trial of Mary Surratt, the lone woman among those charged with conspiring to kill Abraham Lincoln. Idealistic young war hero Frederick Aiken reluctantly defends Surratt, eventually coming to believe in her innocence.
The American Film Company has opened a production office and sound stage in the Savannah area and is currently accepting resumes for local hires via an email hotline: firstname.lastname@example.org
Casting, publicist information and other contact information will be posted on the News page at www.savannahfilm.org when it becomes available. Local crew are encouraged to keep their online directory listings updated.
For further information, contact the City of Savannah Tourism and Film Department at 912-651-2360 or 912-667-1803.