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Lifetime’s The Lizzie Borden Chronicles – First Look Photos and Premiere Date Revealed

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In Lifetime’s new limited series “The Lizzie Borden Chronicles” (#LizzieBorden), Golden Globe and Emmy Award nominee Christina Ricci (Monster) reprises her role as the notorious murder suspect from the network’s hit Original Movie Lizzie Borden Took an Ax (review). It premieres on Sunday, April 5, at 10pm ET/PT. Screen Actors Guild Award winner Clea DuVall (Argo) also reprises her role as Lizzie’s sister, Emma, in the eight-part series.

“The Lizzie Borden Chronicles” delivers an intense and fictionalized account of actual events and people surrounding Lizzie’s life after her controversial acquittal of the horrific double murder of her father and stepmother in 1892, when the exonerated figure lives a life awash in newfound celebrity filled with scandalous love affairs.

But when numerous people close to Lizzie – ranging from her half-brother, William (Andrew Howard, “Hatfields & McCoys”), to Broadway luminaries and her business associate/underworld kingpin, Mr. Flowers (Emmy nominee Jonathan Banks, “Breaking Bad”) – 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.

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Jessy Schram (“Falling Skies”) plays Nancy O’Keefe, an alluring and ambitious actress and dancer who befriends Lizzie, and Emmy nominee John Heard (“The Sopranos”) portrays William Almy, the business partner of Lizzie’s murdered father, Andrew.

“The Lizzie Borden Chronicles” is produced by Sony Pictures Television and executive produced by Judith Verno (Lizzie Borden Took an Ax) and Ricci. The limited series is 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”) directs Episodes 1 and 2, Russell Mulcahy (“Teen Wolf”) directs Episodes 3 and 4, and Howard Deutch (“American Horror Story”) helms Episodes 5 and 6. The director(s) of Episodes 7 and 8 will be announced soon.

In its January 25, 2014, world premiere, Lizzie Borden Took an Ax averaged 4.4 million Total Viewers. Among social media, it was the evening’s most-tweeted program across television, while it also drove the highest traffic to a movie premiere on mylifetime.com since November 2012. Lizzie Borden Took an Ax was cable’s second-most-watched movie telecast of 2014 among Adults 25-54, second only to the Lifetime Original Movie Flowers in the Attic.

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Ghost Stories Gets Freaky New Retro Poster

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Jeremy Dyson & Andy Nyman’s new British horror anthology Ghost Stories starring Martin Freeman (The Hobbit) hit select theaters and VOD today.

And to celebrate, we have a creepy, cool, and quite honestly scary retro poster for the film which our own Jonathan Barkan called A Truly Unsettling Journey in his recent SXSW review.

You can check it out to the right and the trailer below and then make sure to hit us up and let us know what you think in the comments below or on Facebook, Twitter, and/or Instagram!

The film is directed Jeremy Dyson & Andy Nyman and stars Martin Freeman, Paul Whitehouse, Alex Lawther, and Jill Halfpenny. The horror anthology is in select theaters and on VOD as of today.

Synopsis:

Professor Goodman, a psychologist, and skeptic, who has his rationality tested when he stumbles across a long-lost file containing details of three terrifying hauntings. He then embarks on a mission to find rational explanations for the ghostly happenings.

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Netflix’s Mindhunter Season 2 Begins Filming This Month!

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Hoo-ray!

I don’t know about you but I’m a major fan of the first season of Netflix’s David Fincher series Mindhunter. In fact, I called the series The Best Netflix Original Series to Date in my season one review a few months back.

And it’s with this in mind that I’m excited as hell to pass along the news via The Playlist that Mindhunter season 2 will begin shooting at the end of this month (!) with Fincher and crew are gearing up for a lengthy shoot in Pittsburgh after having been in pre-production for the past few months.

Are you excited about the upcoming second season of David Fincher and Netflix’s Mindhunter? Make sure to hit us up and let us know what you think of season one in the comments below or on Facebook, Twitter, and/or Instagram!

The first season is currently streaming on Netflix.

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Synopsis:

Catching a criminal often requires the authorities to get inside the villain’s mind to figure out how he thinks. That’s the job of FBI agents Holden Ford and Bill Tench. They attempt to understand and catch serial killers by studying their damaged psyches. Along the way, the agents pioneer the development of modern serial-killer profiling. The crime drama has a strong pedigree behind the camera, with Oscar-nominated director David Fincher and Oscar-winning actress Charlize Theron among the show’s executive producers.

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Masters of the Universe Reboot Snags New Director(s)

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Four months ago we let you guys know that David S. Goyer was going to be directing the upcoming big-budget reboot of Masters of the Universe… but he has since dropped out of the director’s chair.

That said, Sony still views the He-Man property as a hot commodity and hopes this reboot will kick off a major new franchise, so today we have news via Variety that the reboot has snagged new directors in the form of The Nee Brothers.

The brothers co-directed the indie-thriller Band of Robbers. And while Goyer passed on directing the film, he’s still attached as writer/executive producer, and sources say he’s still extremely involved in the film’s development.

Are you excited for the upcoming reboot of Masters of the Universe? Let us know what you think in the comments below or on Facebook, Twitter, and/or Instagram!

The reboot is set to hit theaters December 18th, 2019.

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Based on the beloved Mattel toy line, which spawned a successful animated TV series (1983-85) as well as a 1987 film. The property centers on the warrior He-Man, the last hope of a magical land called Eternia. Dolph Lundgren starred in the original pic as the title character, while Frank Langella played the villainous Skeletor.

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