Christina Ricci To Reprise Role As Lizzie Borden For Lifetime
Christina Ricci will be back playing Lizzie Borden in a forthcoming miniseries on Lifetime.
Christina Ricci Playing Lizzie Borden Again
Ricci is reprising the role of Lizzie Borden in Lifetime’s Lizzie Borden: The Fall River Chronicles, according to Entertainment Weekly. The miniseries will be a fictionalized retelling of Borden’s life after she was acquitted of murdering her father and stepmother with an ax. In The Fall River Chronicles, people around Borden will mysteriously die, drawing the attention of detective Charlie Siringo, who will be played by Cole Hauser.
“This series will take viewers further down Lizzie Borden’s dark path, revealing what many people suspected about her mysterious life,” said Lifetime VP and GM Rob Sharenow.
Clea Duvall, who appeared in the Lifetime biopic about Borden’s suspected murders of her parents, will also return to play the alleged murderess’ sister.
While promoting the made-for-TV movie Lizzie Borden Took An Ax, Ricci explained that she was drawn to the role of Lizzie Borden because of how troubled she likely was. “I’m interested in people who are troubled. Their behavior comes from their neuroses. I loved the idea of living inside someone so villainous and trying to express the person everyone can relate to,” Ricci said at the time.
She continued, “[Lizzie Borden] was guilty, but the jury couldn’t see their way to convict her. Very little is known about what went on in the family, but obviously she was a very troubled girl. You don’t kill your parents if you’re happy.”
Lizzie Borden: The Fall River Chronicles is slated to premiere sometime in 2015.