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Ann Dowd Joins Lifetime’s Stephen King Movie ‘Big Driver’

Actress Ann Dowd is becoming omnipresent on our television screens, adding a role in Lifetime’s upcoming telepic, “Big Driver,” to a resume that has recently included “True Detective,” “Masters of Sex” and HBO’s new series “The Leftovers.”

Variety has exclusively learned that Dowd will appear opposite star Maria Bello as Ramona, an event planner, in the adaptation of Stephen King’s novella.

“Big Driver” revolves around a famous mystery writer, played by Bello, who is left devastated after a brutal attack and sets out on a quest for revenge. Olympia Dukakis, Joan Jett and Will Harris also star.

Dowd can next be seen in “The Leftovers,” which premieres June 29 on HBO.

Produced by Ostar Productions, “Big Driver” is executive produced by Bill Haber and Jeffrey Hayes. The adaptation, penned by Richard Christian Matheson, will be directed by Mikael Salomon. The pic is targeting a fall premiere.

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