Christina Ricci is back! This time, as murderous Lizzie Borden in the upcoming Lizzie Borden Took an Ax movie, which will premiere on Lifetime January 25th, 2014 at 8:00 pm ET. Head inside to find the official trailer and poster for this pretty cool movie and get ready – it’s time to bury the hatchet!
The movie is directed by Nick Gomez, and beside Ricci, also stars Billy Campbell as her lawyer Andrew Jennings and Clea DuVall as her sister Emma.
Set in a hot summer day in 1892 in Fall River, Massachusetts, the pic starts as Lizzie Borden returns home to the house she shares with her father Andrew, stepmother Abby and sister Emma.
But, unlike any normal day, Lizzie encounters the bloody scene of her parents violently murdered:
Here’s the rest of the plot:
Police quickly question multiple suspects in town, but evidence keeps pointing back to the Borden’s youngest daughter Lizzie, the seemingly wholesome Sunday school teacher, as the prime suspect. Lizzie’s lawyer, Andrew Jennings, proclaims her innocence arguing that it is inconceivable a woman could commit the heinous crime of brutally murdering her family with an ax. Or is it? Lizzie is put on trial for the murders, both in the courtroom and in the press, sparking a widespread debate about her culpability. As the case rages on, the courtroom proceedings fuel an enormous amount of sensationalized stories and headlines in newspapers throughout the country, forever leaving Lizzie Borden’s name in infamy.
Let us know what you think about the trailer & poster and don’t forget to check out the movie next month!