The latest reimagining of the Lizzie Borden double murder case just released a new trailer and poster. Lizzie, starring Chloë Sevigny as Lizzie Borden and Kristen Stewart as housekeeper Bridget Sullivan, explores the events surrounding the still-unsolved double murder. The feature film theorizes the killings were a result of years of Lizzie’s father’s abusive behavior and that the murders were committed by Lizzie with Bridget’s knowledge. In truth, no one knows for sure whether Lizzie killed her parents in 1892, but no other person has ever been charged with the murders of Andrew and Abby Borden.
The cast also includes Kim Dickens (Gone Girl, Fear the Walking Dead), Denis O’Hare (American Horror Story), Jeff Perry (Scandal), Fiona Shaw (the Harry Potter films), and Jamey Sheridan (Homeland). Craig William Macneill (Channel Zero) directed from a script by Bryce Kass. Chloë Sevigny, Naomi Despres and Liz Destro produced the period drama, and Elizabeth Stillwell, Roxanne Fie Anderson, and Edward J. Anderson executive produced.
Saban Films and Roadside Attractions have set a September 14, 2018 theatrical release date.
The Plot: In 1892, Lizzie Borden, a seemingly proper young lady from an upstanding Massachusetts family, was accused of brutally murdering her father and stepmother. Although she was tried and acquitted by an all-male jury, no other suspect was ever located. More than a century later, the crime continues to fascinate, puzzle and repulse. Did Lizzie really kill her parents? If so, what drove her to commit such an unthinkable act? And if she didn’t, who did?
Lizzie delves deep into the circumstances surrounding the notorious unsolved murders, as Lizzie and her housemaid Bridget Sullivan inch their way into a forbidden romance that shocks the family and sparks an unthinkable act of violence. The film explodes some of the many myths that have grown up around Borden in a compelling snapshot of two passionate and unconventional women trapped in the constrained life of 19th-century New England.