It must be opposite day because Lifetime announced that it is getting into the Stephen King business!
The female-skewing cable network will adapt King's 2010 novella Big Driver with Maria Bello at its center. This marks Lifetime's first collaboration with King, who's known as the master of horror.
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In Big Driver, Tess Thorne (Bello), a famous mystery writer, faces a long drive home following a book-signing engagement. Prompted to take a shortcut at the suggestion of the event's planner, Tess sets out to return home. But while driving on a lonely stretch of New England road, her tire blows out, leaving her stranded.
Relieved when another driver (Will Harris, Sky High) 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. Olympia Dukakis and Joan Jett also star.
Many of King's stories have been adapted for film and television, including The Shawshank Redemption, The Shining, Stand by Me, and most recently, Under the Dome, which was ordered straight to series in 2013. Season 2 premieres on CBS June 30.
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