Saturday, March 8, 2014

Lifetime Movie 'The Trip to Bountiful' Premieres Tonight, Stars Cicely Tyson, Vanessa Williams, Blair Underwood, Keke Palmer

The Trip to Bountiful premieres on Saturday, March 8.
Photo Credit: Annette Brown
Lifetime Original Movie The Trip to Bountiful makes its World Premiere on Saturday, March 8 at 8 p.m. ET/PT. The cast of the film includes two-time Emmy winner, Academy Award and Golden Globe nominee, and SAG and Tony winner Cicely Tyson (GUIDING LIGHT), Emmy and Grammy nominee Vanessa Williams (DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES, UGLY BETTY), Golden Globe nominee and Grammy winner Blair Underwood (DIRTY SEXY MONEY, ONE LIFE TO LIVE) and SAG nominee Keke Palmer (90210).

The Trip to Bountiful is a television adaptation of American playwright and screenwriter Horton Foote's Tony nominated play. Set during the final years of the Jim Crow South, the film follows one woman's quest to reconnect with her past in order to ensure her family's future.

Carrie Watts (Tyson, who was awarded with a Tony for her role in the Broadway revival), begrudgingly lives with her busy, overprotective son, Ludie (Underwood) and pretentious daughter-in-law, Jessie Mae (Williams). No longer able to drive and forbidden to travel alone, she wishes for freedom from the confines of the house and begs her son to take her on a visit to her hometown of Bountiful.

When he refuses, Mrs. Watts is undeterred and makes an escape to the local bus station, where she befriends Thelma (Palmer), a young woman traveling home. When Ludie and Jessie Mae discover she is gone, they call in law enforcement to help, but Mrs. Watts is one step ahead of them and convinces the local sheriff (Clancy Brown) to help her on her journey home to Bountiful.

Watch a sneak peek video below:

Produced by Ostar Productions, The Trip to Bountiful is executive produced by Bill Haber, Cicely Tyson, Hallie Foote and Jeff Hayes.

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