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Christina Ricci to play Datalounge icon Lizzie Borden!

Oh god, let the bitching begin.

by Anonymousreply 5701/28/2014

I thought Chloliosis Sevigny had an HBO miniseries planned? tsk. well at least one former indie it girl/gallo side piece gets to play the part. I'm sure Ricci will epically suck in it like she has in everything the last 10 years. Does she battle mental illness in her private life? cos WTF has been up with her acting? chick is weird and not in a good way now

by Anonymousreply 106/08/2013

I love her, but her performance in Prozac Nation is one of the worst most grating things I've ever seen. She was great in Monster, and got good reviews for Black Snake Moan. She should team up with Winona for a psychological thriller.

by Anonymousreply 206/08/2013

The Lizzie Borden case has never cease to fascinate me,but you know they are going to do some modern BS to this case to cater to the young idiot crowd. Maybe they'll have some rappers doing backup while Lizzie will be singing something like, I gaves her 40 waks! and I gave him 41 boom! buba boom!

This subject has been done so many times. Give it a rest!

by Anonymousreply 306/08/2013

She was terrible in Monster.

by Anonymousreply 406/08/2013

[quote] Maybe they'll have some rappers doing backup while Lizzie will be singing something like, I gaves her 40 waks! and I gave him 41 boom! buba boom!

Ladies and gentlemen, the 1000 year old man.

by Anonymousreply 506/08/2013

I agree, R4 and I've enjoyed her in the past.

by Anonymousreply 606/08/2013

Bitch please.

by Anonymousreply 706/08/2013

R5 lol....i keep giggling.

by Anonymousreply 806/08/2013

Forget the bitching, let's get on with the 40 whacks.

by Anonymousreply 906/08/2013

I hope they expose Lizzie Borden as a carpetmucher and a sadistic cunt in this film. I'm sick and tired of these criminal investigation types who think she's innocent. She wasn't. Supposedly her ghost is still around too...

by Anonymousreply 1006/08/2013

I thought Lizzie was a tall, ginger dyke? Sevigny would be better.

by Anonymousreply 1106/08/2013

She sucks at accents and always sounds like a Californian.

by Anonymousreply 1206/08/2013

Sevigny would be interesting. She was the most fascinating to watch on Big Love.

by Anonymousreply 1306/08/2013

Would have rather seen the Sevigny version.

by Anonymousreply 1406/08/2013

Christina Ricci pulled a Julia Roberts and on the set of Pan Am hooked up with a crew member who was in a relationship. I wonder what his job will be on the Lizzie Borden film. I'm sure he'll get an upgrade.

Oh, and I noticed that Mr. Julia Roberts is the DP on The Normal Heart in spite having barely any experience in feature films (he started shooting commercials when he married JR).

by Anonymousreply 1506/08/2013

Meh. I don't want to see either one of them as Lizzie.

With the stipulation that the role belongs to Elizabeth Montgomery now and forever, who would be better than Ricci or Sevigny?

Chastain? Amy Adams? SWINTON?

by Anonymousreply 1606/08/2013

Chastaint

by Anonymousreply 1706/08/2013

I was really looking forward to the Chloe Sevigny Lizzie movie (with Gary Busey as Andrew Borden!)

Loved that she went to the Borden house and posed on the death couch a la Andrew Borden:

by Anonymousreply 1806/08/2013

Gray Busey as Mr Borden? Holy shit that would have been classic. He would have out camped fucking Bette Davis, Joan Crawford and Faye Dunaway. He's become that straight go to guy for over the top performances.Then again someone might have some dish on his down low activities that I don't know about......

by Anonymousreply 1906/08/2013

Ricci looks like a kewpie doll. She did some fabulous performances late 90's/early 00's then I don't KNOW what took over for her, a mental illness/eating disorder? It's as if Rose McGowan is her acting coach or something.

by Anonymousreply 2006/09/2013

R15, Mr. Julia Roberts/Danny Moder has a lot of experience as a camera operator. They met during the shoot of Mona Lisa Smile. He'll be fine on The Normal Heart.

I think Ricci tends to be miscast a lot but she seems like good casting for Lizzie Borden.

by Anonymousreply 2106/09/2013

Has to be coke to keep thin. Which is no good because she has a beautiful moon face and ample bosom, which like Jennifer Connoly's rich melons, is missed. She could do well with a return to this configuration, with the current huge chubbos running around Hwood.

by Anonymousreply 2206/09/2013

She has forehead for days.

by Anonymousreply 2306/09/2013

Fivehead !?

by Anonymousreply 2406/09/2013

she kind of looks more like Amy Adams

by Anonymousreply 2506/09/2013

Ladies and gentlemen, I give you the biggest piece of shit and major loser on Planet Earth "R5"

by Anonymousreply 2606/09/2013

Swing and a miss, r26. Swing and a miss.

by Anonymousreply 2706/09/2013

I think the actress who plays Brienne on Game of Thrones would be an amazing Lizzie Borden.

by Anonymousreply 2806/09/2013

[quote][R15], Mr. Julia Roberts/Danny Moder has a lot of experience as a camera operator. They met during the shoot of Mona Lisa Smile.

They met on the set of The Mexican. He was a first camera assistant when they met, not a DP.

He was a DP on second unit only for Mona Lisa Smile.

by Anonymousreply 2906/09/2013

More people should check out the TV movie that Elizabeth Montgomery did in 1975. It was really very good.

by Anonymousreply 3006/09/2013

Christina Ricci should play the maid in the Borden house - that's a good role too & better physical fit.

by Anonymousreply 3106/09/2013

What happened to this?

by Anonymousreply 3210/29/2013

The movie is airing on Jan. 25th

by Anonymousreply 3311/24/2013

lizzie Borden took an axe

and gave her mother 40 whacks

and when the job was nicely done

she gave her father 41.

by Anonymousreply 3411/24/2013

These women are fine and lovely I'm sure, but they certainly are NOT stars, now are they? And could they really equal my bravura performance as Lucy Harbin in the classic thriller STRAIT-JACKET? I would be more than happy to coach them just as I did dear Cliff Robertson when we appeared together in AUTUMN LEAVES. Bless you!

by Anonymousreply 3511/24/2013

WTF. Lizzie was a stocky closeted lesbian. Christina's lollypop body/head would make no sense at all.

by Anonymousreply 3611/24/2013

Lesbian icon Clea DuVall is playing Lizzie's sister

by Anonymousreply 3711/24/2013

PERFECT CASTING!

by Anonymousreply 3811/24/2013

She was fun in Pecker, "stain queen".

by Anonymousreply 3911/24/2013

Yeah, I though Sevigny was doing this with the Tom Hanks production company that did Big Love for HBO.

Ricci in "Monster" is truly one of the worst performances I've ever seen. Part of it was that she is just plain bad and part of it is that she is on screen with Charlize Theron knocking it out of the park.

by Anonymousreply 4011/24/2013

I thought she played the role in Monster very well.

by Anonymousreply 4111/25/2013

This movie is horrendous! Wrong depiction of the Borden house, wrong staircase, horrible, anachronistic, twangy-shit background music. I'm turning this crap off and putting on the Elizabeth Montgomery version. What a piece of shit this is.

by Anonymousreply 4201/25/2014

Apparently Riccis height and weight are pretty accurate of Lizzie at time of the crime. She was about 5'3 and lean. She gained 30 pounds during the time frame of the trial so she looked fuller when they took pictures from the trial but she was thin before getting arrested for the crime. Maybe the guilt made her balloon in weight.

by Anonymousreply 4301/25/2014

The music! OMG, the music!

The film actually got a good review from Zap2it, saying that they were hoping for a great horrible Lifetime movie, but that this turned out to be shockingly good, especially the acting and dialogue (not overdoing it).

by Anonymousreply 4401/26/2014

Being "lean" a la Ricci was something that women simply weren't back then. Not stick-figures. There are plenty of pictures of Lizzie on the day after the murders and that week, and she doesn't look any thinner than she did in the trial photos. The only women who looked correct in this were Clea Duvall and Sarah Botsford as her wicked stepmother.

by Anonymousreply 4501/26/2014

great movie! and great role for Wednesday!

by Anonymousreply 4601/26/2014

Lezzie was a fat fuck.

by Anonymousreply 4701/26/2014

The movie was all kinds of wrong, from the look to the music. Seriously. Why do they make shit like this?

by Anonymousreply 4801/26/2014

Gregg Henry looked damn good. And, as always, Billy Campbell was sexy as hell.

by Anonymousreply 4901/26/2014

r49 has bad eyesight.

by Anonymousreply 5001/26/2014

^^Not exactly. Gregg didn't look much older than when he was the bad guy in BODY DOUBLE, and Billy Campbell is never NOT hot.

by Anonymousreply 5101/26/2014

Bill looked decrepit.

by Anonymousreply 5201/26/2014

Do we mean Billy Campbell, the uber-straight guy who only dates in Europe?

by Anonymousreply 5301/26/2014

Billy "The Rocketeer" Campbell.

by Anonymousreply 5401/26/2014

I love Billy Campbell's sexy earnestness. He was at his hottest during the show "Once and Again" (1999 or so?)

by Anonymousreply 5501/26/2014

A modern musical score for a period drama just ruins the entire movie. What's the purpose?

by Anonymousreply 5601/27/2014

I'd have given it an 'A' if not for the gothrock score. Very jarring. It's been eons since I saw a good TV movie.

Ricci has turned into a very good actress. She can garner sympathy even when playing bad. Totally held my interest.

by Anonymousreply 5701/28/2014
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