Lifetime has cast an actress who recently had a run on ABC’s short-lived drama series "Pan Am" in an original movie about Lizzie Borden. Deadline.com reports that Christina Ricci will play the woman who was tried and acquitted in the 1892 ax murders of her father and stepmother.
The project is executive produced by Judith Verno of Lifetime’s "Drew Peterson: Untouchable," and is produced by Sony Pictures Television. Two years ago, actress Chloe Sevigny was attached to play Borden in an HBO miniseries project, the piece notes.
Borden lived in Fall River, Mass., where the murders took place, for the remainder of her life following her acquittal. No one else was ever charged with the crime, which is still unsolved.
“Pan Am,” which also starred Margot Robbie and Michael Mosley, bowed in fall 2011 and lasted one season on ABC.