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Lifetime Turns Stephen King's 'Big Driver' Into TV Movie Starring Maria Bello

June 25, 2014 (8:58 am) GMT
Olympia Dukakis, Joan Jett and Will Harris also star in the adaptation of a revenge tale centering on a writer who is left for dead after being raped by a serial killer.

Another work of brilliant novelist Stephen King lands on Lifetime. The cable channel has snagged a TV movie adaptation of "", the novella from King's 2010 collection "Full Dark, No Stars".

Awards-winning actress has been cast in the lead role of the revenge tale, playing famous and revered mystery and thriller writer named Tess Thorne. Returning home from a book signing engagement, she takes a shortcut at the suggestion of the event's planner, Ramona.

While driving on a lonely stretch of New England road, her tire blows out, leaving her stranded. Another driver, portrayed by Will Harris, stops and offers assistance, but Tess quickly discovers that her savior is actually 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.

Olympia Dukakis and take supporting roles. Richard Christian Matheson is penning the script while Mikael Salomon is on board to direct. Filming is set to begin in Halifax, Nova Scotia later this summer for a fall premiere.

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