Saturday, December 14, 2013

Lifetime's 'Lizzie Borden Took an Ax' Gets a Trailer

Back in November, we gave you a first look at Christina Ricci as the infamous Lizzie Borden in the new Lifetime movie, "Lizzie Borden Took an Ax." Now there's a trailer to go along with that pic. The movie premieres on Lifetime this January 25 at 8 p.m. ET. Joining Ricci on the screen is Billy Campbell ("Helix") as her lawyer, Andrew Jennings, and Clea DuVall ("American Horror Story: Asylum") as Lizzie's older sister, "Emma."

About the film (via Lifetime):

On a scorching, hot summer day in 1892 in Fall River, Massachusetts, 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. 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.




-Larissa Mrykalo

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