It's a well-known fact that Lifetime has a serious thing for making movies (and money) off of suspected and/or convicted female killers: Jodie Arias, Casey Anthony, Amanda Knox...
Which is why we're a little surprised it has taken the channel this long to tell the tale of a murderer so old, she has her own nursery rhyme:
Lizzie Borden took an ax And gave her mother 40 whacks. When she saw what she had done She gave her father 41.
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Yesterday Vulture released the teaser trailer for Lifetime's upcoming Lizzie Borden biopic, Lizzie Borden Took An Axe. The made-for-TV movie, which is set to premiere at 8 p.m. January 25, 2014, reenact (with some melodramatic liberties) the story of the 32-year-old Massachusetts woman who was tried and acquitted of murdering her father and stepmother with an ax in 1892.
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Playing Borden will be Christina Ricci, who is no stranger to dark on-screen roles, with parts in Addams Family, The Gathering, Monster. And then, of course, there's her ongoing work as a muse for Mark Ryden's cute yet creepy pop surrealist paintings.
Check out the traielr for a closer look and don't feel too guilty for being slightly excited to see it (because frankly, we are too).