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.