Cicely Tyson to Star in Film Version of THE TRIP TO BOUNTIFUL for Lifetime
Cynthia Stillwell Casting has put out a call on Backstage.com for a film version of Broadway's "The Trip to Bountiful," starring Vanessa Williams and Cicely Tyson for the Lifetime. According to the post, the film centers on, "A woman's determination to go home one last time restores hope and faith to her family."
Shooting on the project will begin November 4th through the 30th on location in Atlanta, Ga. Ms. Stillwell is looking to cast stand-ins for both Vanessa Williams and Cicely Tyson. No further details were given at this time.
The critically acclaimed revival of Horton Foote's American masterpiece, The Trip to Bountiful recently ended its Broadway run on October 9. Directed by Michael Wilson, the show played at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre (124 W 43rd St).
Cicely Tyson, who has been praised with an Academy Award nomination for Sounder and won two Emmy Awards for her iconic portrayal in The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman, has returned to Broadway for the first time in over 30 years in The Trip to Bountiful. Taking the stage by storm, Cicely Tyson has received every major theatre award of the season for her performance as Mother Carrie Watts, a role that rivals any iconic character she has ever performed. MISS TYSON's Tony Award, Drama Desk Award, and Outer Critics Circle Award - winning performance is one not to be missed.
One of the most distinguished productions on Broadway, The Trip to Bountiful also stars Academy Award winner Cuba Gooding, Jr., Emmy and Tony Award nominee and recording star Vanessa Williams, Tony nominee Condola Rashad, and Tony Award nominee Tom Wopat.
The inspiring American classic, The Trip to Bountiful, tells the story of Carrie Watts, an elderly woman forced to live with her overprotective son and domineering daughter-in-law, who dreams of returning to her small hometown of Bountiful, TX one last time. Her journey becomes a heartbreaking but ultimately life-affirming and inspiring tale that examines the fragility of memory and celebrates the enduring power of hope and faith.
THE TRIP TO BOUNTIFUL also featured Devon Abner, Curtis Billings, Pat Bowie, Leon Addison Brown, Arthur French, Susan Heyward, Bill Kux, Linda Powell, and Charles Turner.