October 18th, 2014
From a story by Stephen King, "Big Driver" marks the first collaboration between Lifetime and King. This dark story of a young novelist hell-bent on revenge after falling victim to a brutal crime stars Golden Globe nominee Maria Bello ("A History of Violence," "McFarland"), Academy Award winner Olympia Dukakis ("Sex & Violence," "Steel Magnolias"), Grammy nominee Joan Jett, film and television veteran Ann Dowd ("The Leftovers," "Masters of Sex") and Will Harris ("NCIS," "Sky High").
In "Big Driver," Tess Thorne (Bello), a famous and revered mystery and thriller writer, faces a long drive home following a book-signing engagement. 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 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.
Produced by Ostar Productions, "Big Driver" is executive produced by Bill Haber ("The Trip to Bountiful") and Jeffrey Hayes ("A Day Late and A Dollar Short"). The screenplay adaptation was written by Richard Christian Matheson ("Masters of Horror," "Happy Face Killer") and is directed by Mikael Salomon ("Drew Peterson: Untouchable"). A E Networks handles international sales for "Big Driver."