“Lizzie Borden took an axe. And gave her mother 40 whacks. And when the job was nicely done, she gave her father 41.” We’ve all heard that rhyme. The true story of Lizzie Borden is still as popular as ever. In fact, a new (still untitled) biopic is preparing to begin filming next week.
Chloë Sevigny (American Horror Story) will star opposite Kristen Stewart (Twilight), and Jay Huguley (The Walking Dead), in the film directed by Craig William Macneill. Macneil will direct from the script penned by Bryce Kass.
William Henry Moody, the prosecuting attorney, will be played by Huguley. Stewart will co-star as Bridget Sullivan, the Borden’s live in maid. Naomi Despres and Elizabeth Destro will be producing.
The film centers on infamous killer Lizzie Borden (Sevigny), who was first convicted, then acquitted of murdering her father and stepmother with an axe in 1892.