NEW YORK (PIX11)-- Maria Bello has captivated audiences with her many diverse roles in such films as The Cooler (Golden Globe and SAG Nomination), A History of Violence, Oliver Stone`s World Trade Center, Thank You for Smoking, and The Jane Austen Book Club.
Her Lifetime Original Movie, Big Driver, premieres on Saturday, October 18 at 8pm ET/PT, is from a story by best-selling author Stephen King and marks the first collaboration between Lifetime and King.
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.