Bountiful to become Lifetime TV movie

Vespertine1228
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Bountiful to become Lifetime TV movie
Posted: 10/23/13 at 11:24am
The recent Broadway revival of The Trip to Bountiful will become a TV movie for Lifetime.

There's an ad in Backstage right now looking for stand-ins for Cicely Tyson and Vanessa Williams. It's shooting in Atlanta in November, so it'll probably come out next summer at the earliest.

No mention made of Cuba Gooding, Jr. Maybe he's busy with other projects?
Jordan Catalano
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joined:10/9/05
Bountiful to become Lifetime TV movie
Posted: 10/23/13 at 11:31am
This news makes me so beyond happy!!
ACL2006
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Bountiful to become Lifetime TV movie
Posted: 10/23/13 at 04:07pm
They should replace Gooding anyway.
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ray-andallthatjazz86
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Bountiful to become Lifetime TV movie
Posted: 10/23/13 at 05:00pm
Gooding is a terrible actor, so good riddance if he is indeed not involved. I do wonder if Condola Rashad will be a part of it, since she was in the Lifetime adaptation of STEEL MAGNOLIA.
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somethingwicked
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Bountiful to become Lifetime TV movie
Posted: 10/23/13 at 05:54pm
ROMEO AND JULIET closes November 24th. The notice in Backstage lists the filming dates for this as November 4th to the 30th, so if they push the character of Thelma's scenes to the last week of the shoot, Condola Rashad could seemingly reprise her role.

Given her history with Lifetime and acclaim in the show on Broadway, I hope that's indeed what's planned.
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Updated On: 10/23/13 at 05:54 PM
everythingtaboo
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Bountiful to become Lifetime TV movie
Posted: 10/23/13 at 08:37pm
Talent aside, Lifetime could probably care less about Condola, except for the fact that it might just be easier to cast her than get someone else. But if push came to shove, they'd cast somebody else.

I'm thrilled Cuba isn't in the notice, he was appalling. They got Cicely and Vanessa, everything else is just cake.


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theatreguy
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joined:7/31/03
Bountiful to become Lifetime TV movie
Posted: 10/23/13 at 08:58pm
Unless something has changed very recently, Romeo and Juliet is still set to run through January 12.
somethingwicked
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Bountiful to become Lifetime TV movie
Posted: 10/23/13 at 09:39pm
theatreguy, my mistake. I forgot it had extended.

With Rashad unavailable (unless ROMEO AND JULIET lets her out to film), my guess is they'll just use Adepero Oduye, who replaced her on Broadway and also has a history with Lifetime having been in STEEL MAGNOLIAS as well.
Tonya Pinkins: Then we had a "Lot's Wife" last June that was my personal favorite. I'm still trying to get them to let me sing it at some performance where we get to sing an excerpt that's gone.
Tony Kushner: You can sing it at my funeral.
everythingtaboo
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Bountiful to become Lifetime TV movie
Posted: 10/23/13 at 10:22pm
It may have extended, but something tells me it won't go past Thanksgiving. That said, I'd be happy with Adepero Oduye, she was lovely in the role when Condola left.


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RippedMan
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joined:8/14/05
Bountiful to become Lifetime TV movie
Posted: 10/24/13 at 10:21pm
I thought she was incredibly boring and had no effect on me. I remember asking my friend how the heck Condola got a Tony-nom out of that role. And Cuba was terrible. I hope they keep it straightforward, but something tells me they'll turn it into a "Tyler Perry presents" over-acting crapfest.
Bettyboy72
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Bountiful to become Lifetime TV movie
Posted: 10/24/13 at 11:32pm
Cicely broke my heart. I am so glad this is being preserved.
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AC126748
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Bountiful to become Lifetime TV movie
Posted: 11/5/13 at 02:08pm
Blair Underwood is playing Ludie, according to Variety. No mention of who's playing Thelma.
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Wynbish
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Bountiful to become Lifetime TV movie
Posted: 11/5/13 at 02:26pm



Blair and Vanessa filming at the terminal station in Macon, Georgia

best12bars
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joined:6/29/05
Bountiful to become Lifetime TV movie
Posted: 11/5/13 at 02:27pm
I would assume it's Keke Palmer (mentioned in the article) playing Thelma.

I wonder if Tom Wopat will play the sherif. He's certainly recognizable to TV folks.
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evic
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Bountiful to become Lifetime TV movie
Posted: 11/5/13 at 02:43pm
Cuba was embarrassing in the show. Condola was good but didn't deserve the nomination. Glad the great Ms. Tyson's performance will be preserved forever and should be great by opening it up to outdoor filming. Good news. On a side note about Cuba - he was a major a**hole pre Tony show- jumping on the hood of a car outside....the ego excedes the talent.
NYC4Life
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Bountiful to become Lifetime TV movie
Posted: 11/5/13 at 06:42pm
"but something tells me they'll turn it into a "Tyler Perry presents" over-acting crapfest."


Really? What tells you that....?
ray-andallthatjazz86
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Bountiful to become Lifetime TV movie
Posted: 11/5/13 at 07:44pm
Yeah, I'm not sure why Cuba Gooding Jr. keeps getting work, other than the words "Oscar-winning actor," which I feel mock him more than credit him at this point. Glad that Underwood replaced him. So sad that neither Condola Rashad or Adepero Oduye are in it, they have both impressed me previously (Rashad in RUINED, Aduye in 12 YEARS A SLAVE) and really love it every time they get work.
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everythingtaboo
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Bountiful to become Lifetime TV movie
Posted: 11/6/13 at 12:03am
I take back every nasty thing I said about Cuba in the role. Frickin' Ironside?!


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WiCkEDrOcKS
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Bountiful to become Lifetime TV movie
Posted: 2/14/14 at 08:22pm
Last I read, this is airing on the 22nd of February, which is in 8 days. But they haven't released a trailer or anything yet? Is it definitely still airing next weekend?

ETA: Nevermind. Answered my own question. March 8th. http://www.mylifetime.com/movies/the-trip-to-bountiful

Still, though, no trailer yet? Odd. Here are some pictures: http://tinyurl.com/n95na6w
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Updated On: 2/14/14 at 08:22 PM
WiCkEDrOcKS
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Bountiful to become Lifetime TV movie
Posted: 2/22/14 at 01:30am
Current Avatar: Tony-winner Idina Menzel, delivering a sucker-punch of an 11:00 number, "Always Starting Over," in IF/THEN.
best12bars
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Bountiful to become Lifetime TV movie
Posted: 2/22/14 at 07:34am
The air date is now March 8, not tonight (February 22).

Mark your calendars for March 8th!


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everythingtaboo
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Don't forget to set your DVR, it airs tomorrow night, Saturday 8th!
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"Hey little girls, look at all the men in shiny shirts and no wives!" - Jackie Hoffman, Xanadu, 19 Feb 2008
Mr Roxy
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Unfortunately, Lifetime has a gazillion commercials which spoils it.
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best12bars
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Looking forward to this tonight!

... although I will probably "DVR it," then watch it tomorrow without commercials.

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rorschach37
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I'm SO excited for this! Hated that I couldn't make it to New York to see this when it was on Broadway, but I am SO happy I'll get to see this!
South Fl Marc
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I just wish they had filmed the stage show instead of making it into a movie.
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