Andrew and Abbie Borden were brutally murdered with an axe and their daughter Lizzie was the prime suspect.
Directed by Craig William Macneill, the film begins six months before the facts. The Bordens hire Bridget Sullivan (Kristen Stewart) as a maid. Lizzie (Chloë Sevigny) is willful and Bridget is shy. The pair is getting closer as Lizzie is teaching Bridget how to read. But life is far from being a paradise in this house. Andrew and Abbie Borden terrorize everyone. Bridget is sexually abused in her room at night and Lizzie is verbally and physically abused by her parents.
A romance begins between the two women that will lead them to conspire together to murder the Bordens.
The performances of the two main actresses are remarkable in this film. The chemistry between the two is very electric. But it's regrettable that Macneill is chosen to focus on the facts and the investigation and not on the psychological, emotional and relational aspect of Lizzie and Bridget.
"Lizzie" premiered at the Sundance Film Festival on January 19, 2018. I don't have any other release dates or trailer yet, but stay tuned.