Stephen King’s ‘Big Driver’ Drives a Lifetime Movie

Stephen King's Big Driver Heading to Lifetime
Stephen King (Photo Credit: Shane Leonard)

Maria Bello, Joan Jett, Olympia Dukakis, and Will Harris are attached to star in the Lifetime Original Movie Big Driver based on the Stephen King novella. The project based on the story that appeared in King’s Full Dark, No Stars marks the first collaboration between master storyteller King and Lifetime.

Filming will take place in Nova Scotia this summer with Lifetime eyeing a fall premiere date. There’s no word yet on whether King will participate in a cameo for the movie, something he frequently does in adaptations of his books.

The 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, 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.

Source: Lifetime

-By Rebecca Murray

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