Kristen Stewart in Venice
Actress Kristen Stewart attends the red carpet event for the movie "Equals" at the 72nd Venice Film Festival, northern Italy September 5, 2015. Reuters/Stefano Rellandini

Kristen Stewart and Chloe Sevigny are coming together for a thriller movie based on the life of American woman Lizzie Borden, who was tried and later acquitted in the 1892 merciless murders of her father and her stepmother.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Sevigny will take the role of Borden--the mysterious woman whose life continues to remain under speculations even after a century of her alleged heinous crime, where she allegedly used an axe to kill her parents but was later proved not guilty. The film will be directed by Pieter Van Hees, who is famous for his 2014 film “Waste Land.” Though the makers have not decided on the title, it is understood that the film will explore the events that led up to the murders.

According to Wikipedia's page on Borden, court did not charge anyone for the murder of Borden's parents--Andrew and Abby Borden. Borden was allowed to live as a free person in Fall River, Massachusetts though it was reported that she was shunned by the society at that time.

The murders of the Bordens are also notorious because the victims were struck with axe multiple times, which also influenced the following children’s rhyme: “Lizzie Borden took an axe/And gave her mother forty whacks. When she saw what she had done/She gave her father forty-one.”

However, the truth is that the stepmother was attacked 18 or 19 times while the father suffered 11 axe blows.

Meanwhile, Stewart is in “early negotiations” to play Bridget Sullivan--Borden’s maid, who testified at Lizzie’s trial, added the website. The actress' role will also be interesting as there are many theories surrounding her role in the murders.

It is not the first time that Borden's mysterious life has been depicted on screen. In 2014, actress Christina Ricci appeared as Borden in a successful Lifetime movie, “Lizzie Borden Took an Ax.” After the phenomenal success of the movie, the channel also tried a TV series about Borden called “The Lizzie Borden Chronicles” with Ricci.

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