Christina Ricci as Lizzie Borden on Lifetime?


Christina Ricci Photo Credit: David Shankbone

Christina Ricci
Photo Credit: David Shankbone

This is apparently not breaking news, but it was news to me today. I was watching Christina Ricci’s interview on today’s The View, where she was promoting the new movie, Smurfs 2, in which she lends her voice for the character of Vexy, a bad Smurf. Early on in the segment it was briefly mentioned that she is working on a film about the famous ax murderess, Lizzie Borden, and she plays the role of… duh… Lizzie. The ladies were poking fun at the fact that she has played so many dark characters. Christina talked about how she loved the darker roles and often saw humor in them. (It was funny seeing her talk about these darker roles while wearing a bright and sunny polka-dotted outfit.)  

According to The Herald News, the Lifetime movie (bummer) just finished filming a few days ago. No word yet on when we’ll get to see it.

Also from The Herald, it is interesting to find out that the curators of the famous Lizzie Borden house were not even contacted or used as a resource for the film, other than asking to borrow the famous couch that resembles the original. They turned them down (good for them).

Anyway, I’m totally still pumped.

Just in case you didn’t grow up learning the chant, or if you don’t watch SyFy or the Travel Channel and are therefore unaware of the Lizzie Borden story, let me catch you up.


Your Lizzie Borden Study Guide

In 1892, in Fall River Massachusetts…

Lizzie Borden…

did this…

to her father…

and this…

to her stepmother.

She used this. 

The jury…

announced that Lizzie (cough cough murderer) was not guilty. (Rrrrrriiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiight…)

She died in 1927. 

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3 responses to “Christina Ricci as Lizzie Borden on Lifetime?

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  • Mrs. Horror Boom (

    One of my best friends went to the Lizzie Borden house-not sure if this is still the case, but they turned it into a bed and breakfast and had sort of a deluxe package-take the tour, spend the night, get an axe-shaped cookie with your breakfast. She and her friend went on the tour and spent the night. They told her that she was welcome to bring a sleeping bag, etc. and sleep on the floor in the spot where her stepmother’s body was found, and my friend, being a skeptic (and having her own version of a bucket list) stepped up and said she’d do it. Not sure if she was the only one who slept on the spot alone down there or not, but she didn’t get that much sleep. Whenever she’d hear a creak or something her imagination would try to go to town on her. In the morning she felt better and says she’s glad she did it–great or conversation, for one thing– but it was a long night. Have I mentioned my friend is one of the bravest people I know?

    • Patrick Keller

      I’ve heard the same thing about the bed and breakfast. So very interesting. The crime scene pics from that place creep me out. You describing your friend not getting much sleep because of her imagination totally reminds me of my 3 or 4 night stay in room 412 (featured on a few paranormal shows) of the Stanley Hotel. That’s exactly how my first night went. 🙂

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