This is the key word in Lifetime’s new adaptation – the Stephen King’s story “Big Driver”. From its trailer, it has the appearance of a rather dark and gritty series. It seems that Lifetime is about to take yet another leap from its female-oriented audience. Or is it?
Big Driver stars Maria Bello (Prime Suspect), Academy Award winner Olympia Dukakis (“Sex & Violence”), Ann Dowd and Will Harris. The story sees Tess Thorne (Bello), a famous and revered mystery and thriller writer, who gets assaulted on the road after returning from a book signing session. She is left for dead in a drainage pipe, but she escapes and returns home. From here there is only one direction, to find the man who almost killed her and get her revenge.