Christina Ricci and Lifetime are taking another whack at the life of notorious murder suspect Lizzie Bordon in the limited series “Lizzie Borden: The Fall River Chronicles,” the network announced today.
In the follow-up to January’s “Lizzie Borden Took An Ax,” this project will offer a fictionalized account of the events and people involved in Borden’s life as she encounters new-found celebrity after her controversial acquittal of the murders of her father and stepmother in 1892. When numerous people close to Lizzie — including her half-brother William (“Hatfields & McCoys’” Andrew Howard), Broadway luminaries, and the head of the criminal underworld start to mysteriously die under brutal and strange circumstances — legendary Pinkerton detective Charlie Siringo (Cole Hauser, “Good Will Hunting”) becomes determined to prove her involvement in their ultimate demise. Emmy nominee John Heard (“The Sopranos”) also stars as William Almy, the business partner of Lizzie’s murdered father Andrew.
“For more than a century, the world has been captivated by the legend of Lizzie Borden. But no one has captured her enigmatic menace as well as Christina Ricci,” said Rob Sharenow, EVP and g.m. of Lifetime. “This series will take viewers further down Lizzie Borden’s dark path, revealing what many people suspected about her mysterious life.”
Six one-hour installments of “Lizzie Borden: The Fall River Chronicles” will air in 2015 on Lifetime. It will be produced by Sony Pictures Television and executive produced by Judith Verno (“Lizzie Borden Took An Ax”) and Ricci. It will be written by Greg Small and Rich Blaney (“Jodi Arias: Dirty Little Secret”), Barbara Nance (“House of Lies”), Jason Grote (“Mad Men”) and David Simkins (“Grimm”). Stephen Kay (“Sons of Anarchy”) will direct episodes one and two.
It’s a BOY!
That’s right, Christina and her husband James have welcomed their first child and it’s a beautiful baby boy.
Although no name or date has been released, the news was confirmed by Us Weekly on Aug. 8. HollywoodLife.com has reached out for more details, so stay tuned!
In case you missed it, Christina and her husband cleverly kept their pregnancy top secret until she was at least 5 months pregnant. It was in May 2014 when Christina was photographed at LAX airport with a huge baby bump that the news even broke.
Christina met James, a cinematographer, in 2011 when they were both working on the set of the ABC series, Pan Am. Hopefully this is the first of MANY children for the happy couple!
In April 2014, Christina had us all fooled when she posted an adorable selfie on Twitter that cleverly hid the fact that her baby bump was already present.
Congratulations on your first child, Christina and James! We are SO excited for you both!
Random Media has announced that Sarah Spillane’s Around the Block will open theatrically in Los Angeles August 1 at the Arena Cinema in Hollywood. Around the Block stars Golden Globe nominee Christina Ricci (Monster, The Opposite of Sex) and Hunter Page-Lochard in an acclaimed debut performance. The supporting cast includes
Jack Thompson (Breaker Morant, Man from Snowy River), Damian Walshe-Howling (Underbelly, Terra Nova) and model Ruby Rose (Break Free).
Around the Block is the story of American Dino Chalmers (Ricci) – an edgy and charismatic drama teacher with aPassion for Shakespeare. When the opportunity arises for her to work at a school in inner Sydney, she embraces the chance to introduce the magical world of theatre as an alternative to life on the tough streets of Redfern in Sydney, Australia. The film centers on the developing relationship between Chalmers and Liam (Page-Lochard), a sixteen-year-old urban Aboriginal student who lives around the block in Redfern and earns the lead in her production of Hamlet. As Chalmers presents Liam with a possibility of a life without drugs and violence, he must choose between pursuing his newfound dream of performing or following his family into a cycle of crime.
Around the Block premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival and has Gone on to receive accolades around the globe, particularly for Page-Lochard and for its twist on the classic teacher as a fish out of water tale. Set amid the 2004 Redfern riots, the film was shot in the very neighborhood where tensions between Aboriginal and non-Indigenous Australians reached a fever pitch a decade ago.
I’ve added to the gallery over 1000 HD screencaptures from Christina’s latest project Lizzie Borden Took an Ax. I strongly suggest to watch this as it’s a very well done work and Christina is amazing in it. Enjoy the caps!
For whatever reason, every two or three years there’s another movie made about a teacher entering a rundown school with lost students who just need to be inspired in order to unlock their full potential and over come the bad hand life has dealt them. And this is the year we get another one with Christina Ricci (Black Snake Moan) starring in Around the Block as an American teacher moving to a troubled inner-city school in Sydney, Australia. If you’ve ever seen any of these movies, then you know what to expect, but the kids have Australian accents this time, so that’s different.
Around the Block is written and directed by Australian filmmaker Sarah Spillane, inspired by the filmmaker’s personal experiences, and marking her feature directorial debut. Christina Ricci (Black Snake Moan, Bel Ami, Speed Racer) stars in the film as an American teacher who takes a troubled inner-city youth under her wing as they all find themselves struggling in the gritty streets of Redfern, an inner suburb of Sydney that’s home to the “block” of the film’s title. The film debuted at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival and won an Australian Directors Guild Award with Cinedigm releasing the film sometime in 2014.
Added to the gallery one of my favourite movies with Christina: Sleepy Hollow! You can also find in our icon archive a few icons I made from it.
Ichabod Crane is sent to Sleepy Hollow to investigate the decapitations of 3 people with the culprit being the legendary apparition, the Headless Horseman.
First came love, then marriage and now Christina Ricci is ready for a baby carriage!
The actress, 34, is expecting her first child with husband James Heerdegen, her rep confirms to PEOPLE.
The mom-to-be’s pregnancy was revealed as she made her way through Los Angeles International Airport in a belted black dress with Heerdegen on Saturday.
After meeting on the set of her former show Pan Am, Ricci and Heerdegen, a camera technician, went public with their relationship in February 2012, and announced their engagement one year later.
In October, the couple wed in an intimate ceremony at Manhattan’s Harold Pratt House & Peterson Hall.
“I can’t wait [to call him], ‘Husband,’ because then I can really throw my weight around,” Ricci joked to PEOPLE before the nuptials.
And soon it will be, ‘Dad!’
I have added over 400 HD screencaptures from movie Bel Ami (2012) in which Christina played the role of Clotilde de Marelle alongside with Kristin Scott Thomas, Uma Thurman and Robert Pattinson.
WARNING: This movie contains nudity. If you’re not comfortable with it, don’t go ahead looking!
A chronicle of a young man’s rise to power in Paris via his manipulation of the city’s wealthiest and most influential women.
Convinced the traditional method of releasing most Australian films in cinemas is failing, producer Brian Rosen is rolling the dice with an adventurous plan to launch the Christina Ricci-Jack Thompson drama Around The Block.
The former chief executive of the Film Finance Corporation, forerunner to Screen Australia, has abandoned a conventional cinema season to self-fund a round of ”special event” screenings in June followed by a fast release on video-on-demand (VOD) and DVD just a month later.
Rather than a traditional cinema season of up to 20 cinemas, Rosen is staking $200,000 in advertising to tap the potential of iTunes, Foxtel, BigPond, Apple TV and other similar services.
Director Sarah Spillane’s gritty debut film, which has Ricci as an American teacher who introduces Shakespeare to the Aboriginal students at Redfern High School, had an encouraging reception at the Toronto International Film Festival last September.
Shot in Sydney on a $2 million budget, it also stars Hunter Page-Lochard (The Sapphires) as a student from a troubled family who wants to be an actor and Thompson as the school’s headmaster.
Rosen says the market has “dramatically changed” since another film dealing with contemporary indigenous life, Samson & Delilah, took $3.2 million in cinemas five years ago.
In specialty cinemas, such as the Palace and Dendy chains and independents, Australian films have to compete with an increasing number of mainstream movies, festivals and screenings of theatre, opera and ballet productions.
“It’s always been tough for Australian films but now it’s really, really, really tough,” Rosen says.
“The traditional [model] of theatrical [release] then DVD, then pay television is broken. It doesn’t work for us.
Anybody who invests in Australian film is losing money on that model, unless it does major sales overseas.”