The facts surrounding the case we explore in The Conspirator, I believe they’re all historically accurate. They were drawn from the National Archives and transcripts from the trial and other sources. The writer, Jim Solomon, had worked on the script for something like 15 years and was meticulous about his research. We also hired historians to vet the script but history doesn’t record every single moment, every conversation or thought. So you have to take some dramatic license and fill in those gaps, and do that in a true and dramatic way. That is interesting to me.
You also have to honor the way people really spoke at that period of time. But you have to balance that with not going too far in that direction; otherwise it sounds like somebody reading from a proclamation.