Roadside Attractions and Saban Films released the new trailer for their period drama “Lizzie”. Horror director Craig William Macneill (“The Boy,” “Channel Zero”) helms this latest adaptation of the Lizzie Borden story with Chloe Sevigny as the infamous female killer in turn of the century Massachusetts.
The story in this psychological thriller though isn’t so much about the murders as it is a look at repressed female sexuality with the focus on Lizzie’s relationship with an uneducated Irish immigrant and live-in maid (Kristen Stewart). The pair’s intimate relationship in an oppressive society and abusive household reaches an inevitable breaking point that ends in bloodshed.
Saban Films and Roadside Attractions will release the film in select theaters on September 14th.