Lifetime Working on Lizzie Borden Movie Starring Christina Ricci

Lifetime continues its tradition of chronicling the bad girls with project about Lizzie Borden

Last Updated: July 24, 2014 @ 12:29 PM

After delving into movies dedicated to bad girls such as Jodi Arias and Casey Anthony, Lifetime is going historical with the concept with a movie about Lizzie Borden.

Lifetime is tackling a project about Borden, who was tried but ultimately acquitted of killing her father and stepmother with an ax in the late 1800s.

Christina Ricci will play the role of Borden.

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Nick Gomez ("Drowning Mona," "Burn Notice") is directing the project, with Sony Pictures Television producing.

Judith Verno will executive produce the movie after working on the network's "Jodi Arias: Dirty Little Secret," "Blue Lagoon: The Awakening," and "Drew Peterson: Untouchable," among others.

A writer has not yet been confirmed for the movie.

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Ricci reunites with Sony TV after starring in their short lived ABC period drama, "Pan Am." 

This isn't the only Lizzie Borden project in production. HBO is producing a miniseries executive produced and starring "Big Love's" Chloe Sevigny.

Tim Kenneally contributed to this report.