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Big Driver DVD Release Details & Cover Art

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A novella from Stephen King’s 2010 story collection, Full Dark, No Stars, Big Driver is a literary gut punch that takes an unflinching look at an atrocious crime committed on a lonely highway, and the relentless revenge that followed. Last month, Lifetime aired a movie adaptation of Big Driver with Maria Bello as Tess Thorne and Joan Jett as Betsy Neal, and this winter Lionsgate will release the movie on DVD and Digital HD.

Lionsgate Home Entertainment will release Big Driver on DVD (plus Digital HD) on January 27th, 2015. Below, we have the official press release with full details and a look at the cover art:

Press Release - “From best-selling author Stephen King comes Big Driver, arriving on DVD (plus Digital) January 27th from Lionsgate Home Entertainment. Starring Golden Globe® nominee Maria Bello (A History of Violence), Academy Award® winner Olympia Dukakis (Best Actress in a Supporting Role, Moonstruck,
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Lionsgate Sends Stephen King Story-Inspired Big Driver To DVD/Digital This January!

After making waves at Lifetime, the folks at Lionsgate are now gearing up to bring the Mikael Salomon-directed Big Driver to DVD (and Digital) on January 27th. Based on a Stephen King short story of the same name, the Richard Christian Matheson-penned film first made its premiere on the Lifetime channel of all places, but still looked like a revenge-filled good time. Revolving around a novelist seeking revenge against a serial killer who brutally attacked her, Big Driver has a solid cast and look like it could very well be a decent adaption of the King story.

A good amount of King’s work has been getting the film adaptions lately, with both Big Driver and A Good Marriage each making their mark on TV, and a handful of King’s novels being turned into theatrical films as well, it seems good ol’ Uncle Stevie isn’t slowing down anytime soon.
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TV Review: Stephen King’s ‘Big Driver’

TV Review: Stephen King’s ‘Big Driver’
Big Driver,” an odious new Lifetime movie, hides behind Stephen King’s brand and the credentials of its cast — per the billboards, “Golden Globe nominee Maria Bello! Academy Award winner Olympia Dukakis! Grammy nominee Joan Jett!” (Um, huh?) — to peddle tired exploitation nonsense, in the form of a simpleminded revenge yarn. While Bello is a gifted actress (and this really plays like a one-character study much of the time), as vehicles go, it’s more of a garbage truck than anything else, which probably won’t prevent the King come-on from rewarding the network with sizable ratings.

Like a lot of the author’s stories involving writers, from “Misery” to “Secret Window” (in which Bello, incidentally, co-starred), “Big Driver” hardly revels in the milk of human kindness. Rather, Bello’s Tess Thorne — the author of a popular string of old-ladies-solve-crimes mysteries — is horribly abused, then improbably decides she must not report the incident,
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Big Driver (2014) TV Movie Trailer: A Stephen King Victim Seeks Justice

Big Driver Trailer and Poster. Mikael Salomon‘s Big Driver (2014) TV movie trailer, TV movie poster star Maria Bello, Joan Jett, Ann Dowd, Olympia Dukakis, and Will Harris. Big Driver‘s plot synopsis: based on the short story by Stephen King, “In “Big Driver” Tess Thorne (Bello), [...]

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Trailer for Lifetime’s adaptation of Stephen King’s Big Driver

Next month, Lifetime is set to venture out of its comfort zone with a TV movie adaptation of the Stephen King short story Big Driver, which was published in King’s 2010 collection Full Dark, No Stars. The film sees Maria Bello (A History of Violence) leading a cast that also includes Olympia Dukakis (Steel Magnolias), Ann Dowd (The Leftovers) and Will Harris (NCIS), and we have the first trailer for you right here. Take a look after the official synopsis…

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
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First Trailer For Lifetime’s Stephen King Adaptation Big Driver

This fall, Lifetime will take an uncharacteristic trip into horror lit with Big Driver, an adaptation of Stephen King’s same-named short story from his 2010 collection Full Dark, No Stars. Maria Bello stars in the grim and brutal pic, about an author who is brutally raped and assaulted by a truck driver, only to survive and return seeking vengeance.

The project is an unusual one for Lifetime, though the network has been branching out in recent years with increasingly dramatic original series like Witches of East End and The Lottery. Big Driver is also, like many of Lifetime’s programs, a tale of female empowerment led by a particularly steely protagonist.

Now, the suitably dark first trailer for the movie, which also stars Olympia Dukakis, Joan Gett, Ann Dowd and Will Harris, has arrived online. Check it out below, along with the official synopsis for the adaptation.

From a story by Stephen King,
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Take a Ride with the Official Poster Art and New Stills from Lifetime's Big Driver

We're closing in on the October 18th premiere date of Lifetime's upcoming "Big Driver" adaptation, and on tap today we have the film's official poster art to share plus over a dozen new stills. Check 'em out, and look for more soon!

About "Big Driver" on Lifetime:

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).

Bello's co-stars include Academy Award winner Olympia Dukakis (Steel Magnolias), Grammy nominee Joan Jett, film and television veteran Ann Dowd ("The Leftovers"), and Will Harris ("NCIS").

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,
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Spooky Teaser Trailer Rides in for Lifetime's Big Driver

From the looks of this effective new teaser trailer for its upcoming "Big Driver" film adaptation, Lifetime really seems to be trying to change its image and appeal to the horror crowd. Will it work? We'll find out October 18th.

About "Big Driver" on Lifetime:

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).

Bello' co-stars include Academy Award winner Olympia Dukakis (Steel Magnolias), Grammy nominee Joan Jett, film and television veteran Ann Dowd ("The Leftovers"), and Will Harris ("NCIS").

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,
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Lifetime to Air Big Driver October 18th; New Stills Released

A couple of months ago we learned that Lifetime was adapting Stephen King's "Big Driver" short story from his Full Dark, No Stars collection, and now the network has released some stills and revealed the film's premiere date.

About "Big Driver" on Lifetime:

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).

Bello' co-stars include Academy Award winner Olympia Dukakis (Steel Magnolias), Grammy nominee Joan Jett, film and television veteran Ann Dowd ("The Leftovers"), and Will Harris ("NCIS").

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,
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Lifetime Adapting Big Driver Story from Stephen King's Full Dark, No Stars

There's already one film on its way based on a story from the Stephen King collection Full Dark, No Stars, and now joining A Good Marriage is Big Driver on Lifetime, which will star Maria Bello, Olympia Dukakis, Joan Jett(!), and Will Harris.

From the Press Release:

From best-selling author and master of suspense Stephen King, comes the Lifetime Original Movie Big Driver, starring Golden Globe nominee Maria Bello (pictured; A History of Violence), Academy Award winner Olympia Dukakis (Sex & Violence, Steel Magnolias), Grammy nominee Joan Jett, and Will Harris (Sky High).

Set to premiere this fall, Big Driver was first published as a novella within King’s critically-acclaimed collection Full Dark, No Stars and tells the story of a young novelist hell-bent on revenge after the core of her psyche is broken following a brutal crime. The film marks Lifetime’s first collaboration with America’s foremost horror authority and begins production in Halifax,
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Lifetime will adapt Stephen King's 'Big Driver' into a movie starring Maria Bello

Lifetime will adapt Stephen King's 'Big Driver' into a movie starring Maria Bello
Maria Bello will star in a Lifetime movie adaptation of Stephen King’s horror novella Big Driver. The movie will also star Olympia Dukakis, Grammy nominee Joan Jett, and Will Harris (Sky High). This project is the first collaboration between King and Lifetime.

First published as a novella within King’s acclaimed 2010 collection Full Dark, No Stars (an excerpt of which was published in EW), the story follows Tess Thorne (Bello), a mystery and thriller writer who gets stranded while driving at night in New England and then repeatedly assaulted by the man who rescues her. Thorne, left for dead
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TV News: Thrones, Blood, Driver, CBS, Monkeys

Game of Thrones

Queen Elizabeth II visited the Belfast set of "Game of Thrones" during her trip to Northern Ireland today. Cast and crew were on hand to greet the monarch who toured the sets and spoke with the show runners and actors like Lena Headey, Kit Harrington, Conleith Hill and Sophie Turner. Check out B-roll of the visit below.

True Blood

The seventh and final season premiere of HBO's "True Blood" pulled in a gross audience of 5.8 million viewers Sunday night across its four plays, up 3% from last season’s debut night (5.6 million viewers). Four million tuned in for the live broadcast alone. [Source: TV By the Numbers]

Big Driver

Lifetime is developing the TV movie "Big Driver," based on the novella from Stephen King's 2010 collection "Full Dark, No Stars". Maria Bello, Olympia Dukakis, Joan Jett and Will Harris star in the revenge tale which begins production in Nova Scotia this Summer ahead of a premiere this Fall.
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Lifetime Adapting Stephen King Novella Big Driver; Maria Bello and Joan Jett to Star

Lifetime Adapting Stephen King Novella Big Driver; Maria Bello and Joan Jett to Star
Maria Bello (Prime Suspect, Touch) is getting behind the wheel of Big Driver, a Lifetime movie based on Stephen King’s horror novella, TVLine has learned.

Oscar winner Olympia Dukakis, rock icon Joan Jett and NCIS guest star Will Harris have also been cast in the project, which marks the first collaboration between King and Lifetime.

Big Driver, which was featured in King’s collection Full Dark, No Stars, centers on Bello’s Tess Thorne (Bello), a famous and revered mystery and thriller writer who faces a long drive home following a book signing engagement. While driving on a lonely stretch of New England road,
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Matt's Inside Line: Scoop on Once, Glee, Scandal, Hell on Wheels, H50, Castle, Trophy Wife & More

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Matt's Inside Line: Scoop on Once, Glee, Scandal, Hell on Wheels, H50, Castle, Trophy Wife & More
When will Once Upon a Time‘s Neal reunite with Emma? Which Glee guy will get a blast from the “past”? What happens when Castle worlds collide? What does Hell on Wheels have on tap for its finale? Read on for answers to those questions plus teases from other shows.

Photos | Once Upon a Time‘s Snow Gets Into a Scrape With Regina, Storybrookers Assemble!

I was wondering if you knew if (or when) Once Upon a Time‘s Neal would go to Neverland? Based on some cast photos that were tweeted, it looked like he might show up there.
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In Time Blu-ray and DVD Arrive January 31st

In Time Blu-ray and DVD Arrive January 31st
Let the countdown begin. Leave the existing world behind and enter into a futuristic world where the aging gene is switched off after 25 and time is money, literally, that many can't afford in the cutting-edge thriller In Time, arriving on Blu-ray and DVD January 31 from Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment. Featuring an all-star cast including Justin Timberlake (The Social Network), Amanda Seyfried (Mamma Mia!) and Cillian Murphy (Inception), the film puts an innovative spin on class warfare and explores the corruptness that lies within.

In the future, time has become the ultimate currency and genetic alteration has allowed people to stop aging at 25 years old. Upon reaching 25, the countdown begins and in order to stay alive everyone must work to buy themselves more time or die within a year. The rich can buy their way out of the situation, while the rest are left to negotiate for immortality. When a struggling young man,
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HollywoodChicago.com Hookup: 30 Pairs of Chicago Passes to ‘In Time’ With Justin Timberlake

Chicago – In our latest futuristic thriller edition of HollywoodChicago.com Hookup: Film, we have 30 admit-two movie passes up for grabs to the advance Chicago screening of “In Time” starring Justin Timberlake, Amanda Seyfried and Cillian Murphy!

In Time” also stars Olivia Wilde, Alex Pettyfer, Shyloh Oostwald, Matt Bomer, Johnny Galecki, Colin McGurk, Will Harris, Michael William Freeman, Jesse Lee Soffer, Aaron Perilo, Nick Lashaway, William Peltz, Ray Santiago and Zuleyka Silver from writer and director Andrew Niccol. The film opens on Oct. 28, 2011.

To win your free pass to the advance Chicago screening of “In Time” courtesy of HollywoodChicago.com, just answer our question below. That’s it! This advance screening is on Thursday, Oct. 27, 2011 at 7 p.m. in downtown Chicago. Directions to enter this HollywoodChicago.com Hookup and win can be found beneath the graphic below.

The movie poster for “In Time” with Justin Timberlake, Amanda Seyfried and Cillian Murphy.
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Dailymotion Debuts Odd Couple Sitcom ‘Ben and Burman’

Premiering this week exclusively on Dailymotion is Ben and Burman, a new web series from actor/producer Ben Giroux (Bones, Psych) and his longtime frenemy and Second City’s Scott Burman. The story highlights the pair’s height deficiencies and their Odd Couple cohabitation, which, I’m told, kinda sorta emulates their real life friendship. “We became known as best friends who also hated each other,” said Giroux. “I'm a neat-freak who appreciates order and hygiene. Burman is a slob who appreciates chaos at all times. Together, people started referring to us as a modern-day Odd Couple. Striking up a unique friendship and creating a style of comedy Giroux describes as “if The Three Stooges had sex with South Park,” Giroux and Burman produced the twelve episode series. Then they teamed up with Gary Randall’s Grand Productions (Saving Grace, The Glades). The partnership had definite benefits, as the duo
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