Lizzie Poster Release

Less Is More with “Lizzie” Poster

After a successful premier at the Sundance Film Festival back in January, Craig William Macneill’s Lizzie is finally set to hit theaters.  But that can’t happen without an official poster - which we have now gotten.

The poster, boasting rave reviews, works the less is more angle, offering up our two leads (Academy Award nominee Chloë Sevigny and Kristen Stewart) in the top right corner with an ax taking shape from their joint shadow.

While the layout isn’t anything extraordinary, the tone does play well with that of the film.

Sevigny portrays the infamous Lizzie Borden, the woman at the center of one of the most infatuating mysteries in American history.  Stewart is Bridget Sullivan, a housemaid who sparks an unexpected intimacy with the eventual accused killer.  It is their love that sparks the ruthless murders in Fall River, Massachusetts, 1982.

Though the exact details of the true events aren’t known. the theory portrayed here, centering around repressed desire/love and an abusive father, has been popularized by mystery writer Ed McBain - though he doesn’t get writing credit here.  Bryce Kass is credited with the screenplay.

Lizzie slashes its way into theaters September 14. 

Lizzie Poster

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Stephen Davis
I owe this hobby/career to the one and only Stephanie Peterman who, while interning at Fox, told me that I had too many opinions and irrelevant information to keep it all bottled up inside. I survived my first rated R film, Alive, at the ripe age of 8, it took me months to grasp the fact that Julia Roberts actually died at the end of Steel Magnolias, and I might be the only person alive who actually enjoyed Sorority Row…for its comedic value of course. While my friends can drink you under the table, I can outwatch you when it comes iconic, yet horrid 80s films like Adventures in Babysitting and Troop Beverly Hills. I have no shame when it comes to what I like, and if you have a problem with that, then we’ll settle it on the racquetball court. I see too many movies to actually win any film trivia contest, so don’t waste your first pick on me. My friends rent movies from my bookcase shelves, and one day I do plan to start charging. I long to live in LA, where my movie obsession will actually help me fit in, but for now I am content with my home in Austin. I prefer indies to blockbusters, Longhorns to Sooners and Halloween to Friday the 13th. I miss the classics, as well as John Ritter, and I hope to one day sit down and interview the amazing Kate Winslet.

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