The infamous true-story of Lizzie Borden is being brought the small screen with the stunning Christina Ricci taking on the role title role. Lifetime’s made-for-television movie LIZZIE BORDEN TOOK AN AXE will give an account of notorious 1892 crime of the century and subsequent trial in which Lizzie was acquitted of the gruesome murder of her father and step-mother. Despite many believing she was the murderer, Borden stayed and endured abuse and mockery in her home town of Massachusetts for the remainder of her life.

It’s not just a disturbing nursery rhyme! Now the true story of how Lizzie Borden murdered her parents (or did she?) in the summer of 1892 is being brought to Lifetime, with Christina Ricci as the eponymous Lizzie. The true-crime case captured national attention when it first happened, proving that Americans obsession with scandalous and sordid tales is nothing new.

Here we have the first poster from the film which co-stars Billy Campbell and Clea Duvall as the unlucky victims. As stated, LIZZIE BORDEN TOOK AN AXE will air in the US on the 25th January 2014


Source: ET

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Craig was our great north east correspondent, proving that it’s so ‘grim up north’ that losing yourself in a world of film is a foregone prerequisite. He has been studying the best (and often worst) of both classic and modern cinema at the University of Life for as long as he can remember. Craig’s favorite films include THE SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION, JFK, GOODFELLAS, SCARFACE, and most of John Carpenter’s early work, particularly THE THING and HALLOWEEN.