Talk about perfect casting for a great sounding new miniseries on HBO! Big Love's Chloe Sevigny has been cast as the ax wielding murderer Lizzie Borden in a new miniseries being produced by Tom Hanks and Gary Goetzman.
The series will be called Lizzie Borden, it will be four hours long and tell the story of the young woman who, in 1893, was acquitted of murdering her overbearing father and step-mother with a hatchet, but was publicaly condemned.
The actress has actually been pushing the project into development, took it to Hanks and Goetzman's Playtone label who also produces the HBO series Big Love. They obviously liked the the concept, and there rolling with it.
I think it will make for a great series, and Sevigny is freaking' perfect for the role! What do you all think?
Here's a little description of what went down in 1892:
On August 4, 1892, Andrew Borden had gone into Fall River to do his usual rounds at the bank and post office. He returned home at about 10:45 a.m.; Lizzie Borden found his body about 30 minutes later.
During the murder trial, the Borden's twenty-six year old maid, Bridget Sullivan, testified that she was lying down in her room on the third floor of the house shortly after 11:00 a.m. when she heard Lizzie call to her, saying someone had killed her father; his body was found slumped on a couch in the downstairs sitting room. Andrew Borden's face was turned to the right hand side, apparently at ease, as if he was asleep.
Shortly thereafter, while Lizzie was being tended by neighbors and the family doctor, Sullivan discovered the body of Abby Borden in the guest bedroom located upstairs. Both Andrew and Abby Borden had been killed by crushing blows to their skulls from a hatchet. Andrew Borden's left eyeball was cleanly split in two.
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