Saban Films buys ‘Lizzie’ starring Chloe Sevigny & Kristen Stewart

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Saban Films has acquired the rights to Lizzie starring Chloe Sevigny and Kristen Stewart!

SABAN FILMS BUYS COVETED SUNDANCE DRAMA “_LIZZIE” _STARRING ACADEMY AWARD NOMINEE Chloe Sevigny and KRISTEN STEWART
ROADSIDE ATTRACTIONS TO PARTNER ON THEATRICAL RELEASE
PARK CITY (January 25, 2018) – In a competitive situation, Saban
Films has nabbed North American rights to Craig William Macneill’s
_Lizzie_, starring Academy Award Nominee Chloë Sevigny (_Boys Don’t
Cry_) as the renowned accused murderess Lizzie Borden and Kristen
Stewart (_The Twilight Saga_).  The racy period drama, which just made
its World Premiere In-Competition at the Sundance Film Festival, was
produced by Sevigny, Naomi Despres and Liz Destro.  The film was
executive produced by Elizabeth Stillwell, Roxanne Fie Anderson, and
Edward J. Anderson of Powder Hound Pictures.  Saban Films is planning
a theatrical release in partnership with Roadside Attractions this
summer.
Written by Bryce Kass and based on the unsolved, much-speculated-about
murders of the Borden parents, _Lizzie _explores the inner workings of
the Borden household leading up to the murders and their immediate
aftermath and reveals many layers of the strange, fragile woman who
stood accused of the brutal crime. As an unmarried woman of 32, Lizzie
(_Sevigny_) is a social outcast trapped under her father’s austere and
domineering control. When Bridget Sullivan (_Stewart_), a young maid
desperate for work, comes to live with the family, Lizzie finds a
sympathetic, kindred spirit, and a chance intimacy that blossoms into
a wicked plan, and a dark, unsettling end.
Sevigny said: “I couldn’t be happier than to partner with Saban Films
and Roadside on _Lizzie,_ a film that has been a labor of love for me
for over 10 years. I am thrilled for theatre goers to see this
incredible tale.”