Lizzie Borden took an ax and gave her mother forty whacks…
It’s not just a disturbing nursery rhyme! Now the true story of how Lizzie Borden murdered her parents (or did she?) in the summer of 1892 is being brought to Lifetime, with Christina Ricci as the eponymous Lizzie. The true-crime case captured national attention when it first happened, proving that Americans obsession with scandalous and sordid tales is nothing new.
Lizzie Borden Took An Ax also stars Billy Campbell as Borden’s lawyer, and Clea DuVall (Argo) as her sister. The TV movie — with the perfectly pun-y tagline “It’s time to bury the hatchet” — will premiere on Lifetime Jan. 25 at 8 p.m. ET.
Former Paramount home entertainment chief Eric Doctorow has turned to Emile Hirsch and Netflix to help launch Random Media, his new company that releases movies for the home entertainment market.
Doctorow has hired former Netflix executive Rob Williams to acquire films for his new company, which distributes those films through partner Cinedigm. Williams has now been working with the company for a few weeks, helping it acquire its first slate of movies.
Those movies include “Around the Block,” a drama starring Christina Ricci that premiered at the Toronto Film Festival, and “The Motel Life,” a movie in theaters now starring Emile Hirsch, Stephen Dorff and Dakota Fanning.
Doctorow watched as the DVD business shriveled up over the past several years, but his team is encouraged by the growth in electronic sell-through and VOD. The company will release movies across all platforms, and will pick up movies that appear in theaters as well as those that go straight to DVD, VOD and digital storefronts like iTunes.
“We’re encouraged by the market,” Williams told TheWrap. “We’re finding a niche of new releases. ‘Around the Block’ premiered at Toronto. It has a cast, is quality film. We’re able as a new company to go in and offer a release that works.
“We’re not competing with bigger players, but there’s enough out there that we can put together a slate that looks really good.”
Last night, Christina Ricci attended the CFDA And Vogue 2013 Fashion Fund Finalists Celebration in New York City. I have just added 130 HQ and MQ images from the event into our photo gallery!
Christina Ricci tied the knot with her longtime boyfriend James Heerdegen in an intimate ceremony Saturday night (October 26, 2013) before family and friends in New York.
The actress, 33, wore a Givenchy haute couture wedding gown in white silk tulle with appliqué of Chantilly lace and satin piping, embroidered with micro pearls. Her white tulle veil had appliqué of matching Chantilly lace.
The ceremony took place at Manhattan’s Harold Pratt House & Peterson Hall, a nearly century-old mansion which is also the headquarters of the Council on Foreign Relations.
The couple met working on the set of the former ABC series Pan Am and took their relationship public last February, when their engagement was confirmed.
“Getting to say ‘fiancé’ instead of ‘boyfriend’ is my favorite thing,” about being engaged, the actress told PEOPLE in July. “I can’t wait for ‘husband.’”
Last night, Christina Ricci attended the Marc Jacobs fashion show that closed out Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in New York. I have just added 170 HQ and MQ images from the event into our photo gallery!
I have updated our photo gallery with 137 HQ and MQ images of Christina Ricci attending some new events during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week including the Thakoon and Carolina Herrera fashion shows.
Earlier today, Christina Ricci attended the Richard Chai fashion show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in New York City. I have just added 71 HQ and MQ images from the event into our photo gallery!