Lizzie Borden (Sony Pictures Home Entertainment)

Lizzie Borden Took An Ax, starring Christina Ricci in the titular role, hits DVD and Digital April 8 via Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. The picture, directed by The Sopranos and Laws of Gravity filmmaker Nick Gomez, also stars Clea DuVall as Borden’s sister and Billy Campbell (TV’s Helix) as the accused murderer’s lawyer.

The film, which runs 88 minutes, is based on Borden’s mysterious life, as she was accused and then acquitted of murdering her dad and stepmom with an ax. Stephen Kay, whose film directing credits include a remake of Get Carter starring Sylvester Stallone, and the Beat Generation drama The Last Time I Committed Suicide, penned the script for Lizzie Borden Took An Ax.

For its January 25 premiere on Lifetime, Lizzie Borden Took An Ax took in 4.4 million viewers.

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posted by Greg Srisavasdi