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Did Lizzie Borden kill her father and step-mother or didn’t she? The more than 100-year-old murder mystery that has inspired countless books and television shows is coming to the big screen in the new film, LIZZIE.

The film is a passion project of its star Chloë Sevigny, who has been working to get the biopic made since 2010, and by the looks of the trailer, is well worth the wait.

Official Film Synopsis

LIZZIE is a psychological thriller that reveals many layers of the strange and fragile Lizzie Borden, who stood accused of the infamous 1892 axe murder of her family in Fall River, Massachusetts.  An unmarried woman of 32 and a social outcast, Lizzie (Chloë Sevigny) lives a claustrophobic life under her father’s cold and domineering control.  When Bridget Sullivan (Kristen Stewart), a young maid, comes to work for the family, Lizzie finds a sympathetic, kindred spirit, and a secret intimacy soon blossoms into a wicked plan. 

The film features Chloë Sevigny, Kristen Stewart, Jay Huguley, Fiona Shaw, Jamey Sheridan, Kim Dickens, Denis O’Hare, and Jeff Perry and is scheduled for release September 14.