Q&A: Sevigny, Stewart on Lizzie Borden, directing and taste

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Chloe Sevigny has been trying to do a fresh take on the Lizzie Borden tale for over a decade. A fateful trip to the house in Fall River, Massachusetts convinced her to look at Borden’s life through a more empathetic lens.

Now after years of false starts the film is finally making it to select theaters Friday.

Co-starring Kristen Stewart as the Borden family maid, “Lizzie” pulls back the curtain on the suffocating circumstances surrounding the infamous 1892 ax murders of her father and stepmother and what might have driven her to do it. Borden was tried and acquitted of the killings.

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