Stephen King’s ‘Big Driver’ gets TV adaption

Published On October 15, 2014 » 817 Views» By Darren Dimmick » TV
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Stephen Kings novel ‘Big Driver’ has had a TV adaption made, with it being acquired by UK channel Lifetime, to be aired on Thursday October 30th at 9pm.

The  90 minute TV movie is set to star Maria Bello, with the screenplay penned by Happy Face Killer scribe Richard Christian Matheson, produced by Ostar Productions and directed by Mikael Salomon. In addition to Bello, Big Driver also stars Olympia Dukakis (Steel Magnolias), Ann Dowd (The Leftovers), Will Harris (NCIS) and Joan Jett. The executive producers are Bill Haber and Jeffrey Hayes.

Big Driver follows Tess Thorne (Bello), a famous thriller writer, who faces a long drive home following a book signing engagement. Prompted to take a shortcut at the suggestion of the event’s planner, Ramona, Tess sets out to return to her house. But while driving on a lonely stretch of New England road, her tire blows out, leaving her stranded.

Relieved when another driver stops and offers assistance, Tess quickly discovers her saviour is actually her assailant, a serial killer who repeatedly assaults her. With her fragile mind beginning to unravel, she is determined to find her rapist and seek revenge, as payback is the only thing holding her together.

Lifetime’s original TV movies have been a key component of Lifetime UK’s schedules since they launched in November 2013 and frequently draw strong ratings. The UK version of the female skewing network has previously acquired and aired such moves as Drew Peterson Untouchable, The Grim Sleeper, An Officer And A Murdered and Flowers In The Attic.

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