My good friend over at Talk Stephen King reports that the Movie version of Big Driver Premiers October 18. boardwayworld.com just ran an article about it and here are the hard facts:
- Premiers Sunday, October 18 at 8pm
- It is the first collaboration between Lifetime and King.
- The screenplay was adapted by Richard Christian Matheson. (son of the legendary Richard Matheson.)
- Directed by Mikael Salomon.
- Big Driver stars Maria Bello, Olympia Dukakis, Joan Jett, Ann Dowd, and Will Harris.
The movie is produced by Ostar Productionsand executive produced by Bill Haber and Jeffrey Haye.
The Hollywood Reporter report that A&E Networks-owned Lifetime will adapt King’s Big Driver as an original TV movie. Maria Bello will star along with Olympia Dukakis, Joan Jett and Will Harris. Bello will play Tess Thorne, Dukakis will play Doreen. Jett will play Betsy Neal. Production begins in Halifax, Nova Scotia this summer.
The film is produced by Ostar Productions and executive produced by Bill Haber (The Trip to Bountiful) and Jeffrey Hayes (A Day Late and a Dollar Short). The screenplay was adapted by Richard Christian Matheson (Masters of Horror, Happy Face Killer) to be directed by Mikael Salomon (Drew Peterson: Untouchable).