One of America most talked-about crimes, the Lizzie Borden murder case, that saw Abby and Andrew Borden‘s lifeless corpses being found in their house in Massachusetts, has been turned into a movie.
Starring Oscar-Nominee Chloë Sevigny as Lizzie Borden, the suspected murderer of her father and stepmother, and Kristen Stewart as Bridget Sullivan, the house-maid with whom Lizzie was believed to have had an affair, the trailer for Lizzie has officially debuted online.
The movie recounts the tale of “Lizzie Borden, who, after a lifetime of loneliness, finds a kindred spirit in housemaid Bridget Sullivan and their secret intimacy sparks an unthinkable act”.
The trailer focuses on the relationship between Lizzie and Bridget, as well as the one with her father, Andrew. Disturbing images of him killing the pigeons from his barn as well as some hints about him sexually harassing Bridget, paint a vivid image of the Craig William Macneill directed film.
The story is a known mystery, as the killer was never found and Lizzie was discharged from the accusations, so it will be interesting to see how the movie chose to rebuild the days that led to the horrible crime and how the end will actually play out.
The film seemingly wants to explore and emphasize the relationship between Lizzie and Bridget, which was rumored to be one of the motives that led to the macabre crime, so it should come in handy that Sevigny and Stewart’s chemistry is clearly palpable.
Lizzie also stars Jamey Sheridan, Fiona Shaw, Kim Dickens, Denis O’Hare and Jeff Perry and debuted at Sundance earlier this year to mostly positive reviews. It will be released in theatres on September 14.
Check out the trailer below: