President Abraham Lincoln's story is on the rise in Hollywood. Ol' Honest Abe is set to fight the fangs in 'Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter'; director Steven Spielberg is still itching to bring the 16th president's real-life, fang-free world to the big screen with 'Lincoln'; and currently playing in theaters, we have 'The Conspirator.'
The latter isn't directly about Lincoln, but rather the aftermath of his assassination. Though actor John Wilkes Booth killed the president, justice didn't live and die with Booth. After practically anyone associated with the assassin was arrested, eight final prisoners faced a harsh military tribunal, including boarding house owner Mary Surratt, who became the first woman executed by the federal government.
But the story isn't so black and white.