Watch the Trailer for Lifetime’s Lizzie Borden Movie

The Lizzie Borden story was just begging to be made into a Lifetime movie and now, finally, it has happened. Christina Ricci plays Borden in Lizzie Borden Took an Ax, which tells the story of the very first true crime story to captivate America.

Borden was tried and then acquitted in 1892 of the ax murders of her father and stepmother. The trial was a major story nationwide and her alleged crimes have lived on in folk legend via stories, films, operas and that jump-roping rhyme we’ve all heard.