She may already have a home on Lifetime, but Lizzie Borden is still looking to tell her story to an even wider audience.†Chloe Sevigny and Kristen Stewart are in negotiations to star in an untitled indie movie about the infamous murderess, who was acquitted of killing her parents with an axe in New England in the 1890s.
According to The Wrap,†Pieter Van Hees (WASTE LANE) will direct from a script by Bryan Kass. Naomi Despres is producing the film, which The Solution will begin shopping at the upcoming AFM. WME is handling domestic sales.
Sevigny, who will play Borden, while Stewart will play the Bordenís live-in maid Bridget Sullivan, the only person who was home when the axe murders were committed.†Evidently there's a theory that the two were lovers... and maybe co-conspirators?
The film will explore the events that led up to that fateful evening. Borden was tried but not convicted since men didnít believe a woman capable of such a violent act back in the day, though she spent the rest of her life as a local recluse.