Lizzie is a 2018 American biographical thriller film directed by Craig William Macneill and written by Bryce Kass.
The film is based on the true story of Lizzie Borden, who was accused and acquitted of the ax-murders of her father and stepmother in Fall River, Massachusetts, in 1892.
The film had its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival on January 19, 2018. It is scheduled to be released on September 14, 2018, by Saban Films and Roadside Attractions.
As an unmarried woman of 32, Lizzie (Sevigny) is a social outcast trapped under her father’s austere and domineering control. When Bridget Sullivan (Stewart), a young maid desperate for work, comes to live with the family, Lizzie finds a sympathetic, kindred spirit, and a chance intimacy that blossoms into a wicked plan, and a dark, unsettling end.
LIZZIE Official Trailer (2018) Kristen Stewart, Chloë Sevigny, Thriller Movie HD © 2018 – Roadside
Chloë Sevigny as Lizzie Borden
Kristen Stewart as Bridget Sullivan
Jay Huguley as William Henry Moody
Fiona Shaw as Abby Borden
Jamey Sheridan as Andrew Borden
Kim Dickens as Emma Borden
On October 28, 2015, it was announced that Chloë Sevigny and Kristen Stewart had been cast in an as yet untitled film about Lizzie Borden, with Pieter Van Hees to direct from a script by Bryce Kass.
Sevigny was cast to play Borden, with Stewart playing her live-in maid Bridget Sullivan. The film’s producer would be Naomi Despres, with Playtone executive producing.
On May 12, 2016, Craig William Macneill came on board to direct the film.
Principal photography on the film began on November 14, 2016, in Savannah, Georgia, and it wrapped on December 16, 2016.