Lizzie: Craig William Macneill’s Tale of Notorious Murderess Lizzie Borden, Starring Chloe Sevigny and Kristen Stewart

Saban Films has acquired American rights to Craig William Macneill’s Lizzie, after its world premiere at the 2018 Sundance Film Fest.

The new tale of infamous murderess Lizzie Borden stars Oscar-nominee Chloë Sevigny (“Boys Don’t Cry”) and Kristen Stewart.

Saban Films plans a theatrical release with Roadside Attractions this summer.

The film chronicles the life of Lizzie (Sevigny), unmarried at 32, relegated to pariah status and trapped under her father’s austere and domineering control. When Bridget Sullivan (Stewart), a young maid, comes to live with the family, Lizzie finds a kindred spirit, and their intimate bond leads to a bloody life.

The film’s cast also include Kim Dickens (“Deadwood”), Denis O’Hare (“American Horror Story”), Jeff Perry (“Scandal”), Fiona Shaw (“Harry Potter”), and Jamey Sheridan (“Spotlight”). “Lizzie” was produced by Sevigny, Naomi Despres, and Liz Destro.

Saban Films and Roadside Attractions previously collaborated on Tommy Lee Jones’ “The Homesman” and Tom Tykwer’s “A Hologram for the King,” which starred Tom Hanks.