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Christina Ricci to star in Lifetime Lizzie Borden movie

Christina Ricci is preparing for perhaps her darkest role yet.

Christina Ricci

Ricci will portray Lizzie Borden in a Lifetime original movie.

Borden was tried and acquitted in the 1892 murders of her father Andrew Jackson Borden and his second wife Abby Durfee Gray Borden with an ax. No one else ever was charged with the unsolved crime.

Nick Gomez (“Veronica Mars,” “Blue Bloods”) will direct and Sony Pictures Television will produce. Judith Verno (“Jodi Arias: Dirty Little Secret,” “Blue Lagoon: The Awakening” and “Drew Peterson: Untouchable,” all Lifetime) exec produces the movie.

No writer has been confirmed for the movie yet.

Borden was a Fall River, Massachusetts, resident her whole life, even after the trial’s publicity made her guilty in many peoples’ eyes. The hoopla would be reminiscent of that of someone like Amanda Knox today.

Ricci starred in the network’s short-lived period drama “Pan Am.”

Ricci is known for dark characters in “The Addams Family” and “Sleepy Hollow,” and darker subject matter like “Black Snake Moan.”

Ricci’s voice will soon be heard in “The Smurfs 2.”

HBO, for its part, is also currently producing a miniseries exec produced and starring Chloe Sevigny (“Big Love”) on Lizzie Borden.


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Person:
- Christina Ricci
Network:
- Lifetime

Written by: KurtK26
Jun 8th, 2013, 6:29 am

Images courtesy of Lifetime

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