Lizzie Trailer Relives the 1892 Axe Murders of the Borden Family

Based on the true story, the film stars Chloë Sevigny and Kristen Stewart

Tomorrow marks the 126th year anniversary of the infamous 1892 axe murders of the Borden family in Fall River, Massachusetts. Today, Saban Films and Roadside Attractions have debuted the Lizzie trailer, which you can watch above.

Academy Award nominee Chloë Sevigny (Boys Don’t Cry, Big Love) stars as Lizzie Borden, the notorious woman at the heart of one of the most enduring mysteries in American history. After a lifetime of loneliness, Lizzie finds a kindred spirit in housemaid Bridget Sullivan (Kristen Stewart) and their secret intimacy sparks an unthinkable act.

Director Craig William Macneill (The Boy, Channel Zero: Candle Cove) explores the days leading up to the savage crimes in a dark tale of repression, exploitation and thwarted dreams. You can learn more about the actual events here.

Lizzie also stars Jamey Sheridan, Fiona Shaw, Kim Dickens, Denis O’Hare and Jeff Perry. The R-rated film, written by Bryce Kass, opens in theaters on September 14.

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