Stephen King’s Short Story ‘Big Driver’ Headed to Lifetime

Details on Big Driver Starring Maria Bello
Maria Bello stars in Big Driver (Photo by Chris Reardon/Copyright 2014)
Lifetime’s set an October 18, 2014 premiere date for Big Driver, a new movie based on Stephen King’s short story and starring Maria Bello, Joan Jett, Olympia Dukakis, Ann Dowd, and Will Harris. Big Driver, the first collaboration between King and the network, was adapted by Richard Christian Matheson (Happy Face Killer) and directed by Mikael Saloman (Drew Peterson: Untouchable).

The Big Driver Plot:

In Big Driver, Tess Thorne (Bello), a famous and revered mystery and thriller writer, faces a long drive home following a book signing engagement. Prompted to take a shortcut at the suggestion of the event’s planner, Ramona (Dowd), 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 (Harris) stops and offers assistance, Tess quickly discovers her savior is actually her assailant, a serial killer who repeatedly assaults her. Left for dead in a drainage pipe to rot with the bodies of his other victims, Tess escapes and makes her way safely home. 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.

-By Rebecca Murray

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