‘Bountiful' comes to Lifetime

Blair Underwood, left, Cecily Tyson and Vanessa Williams will star in "The Trip to Bountiful," a Lifetime movie. (Photo courtesy of Lifetime)

Published: Wednesday, March 5, 2014 at 2:35 p.m.
Last Modified: Wednesday, March 5, 2014 at 2:35 p.m.

The Tony Award-nominated play, "The Trip to Bountiful," will make its debut as a movie Saturday night on the Lifetime TV network.

The movie tells the story of Carrie Watts, portrayed by Cecily Tyson, who makes a trip all by herself to her hometown of Bountiful after her son refuses. The movie will air at 8 p.m. on Lifetime, Cox Channel 24. It will air again at midnight and 9 p.m. Sunday and 1 a.m. Monday.

Underwood portrays Watts' son, Ludie, and Williams is his wife, Jessie Mae. The movie also stars Keke Palmer as Thelma, a young lady Carrie Watts befriends on the bus.

The play ended its Broadway run in October 2013. It starred Cuba Gooding Jr. as the son. Tyson and Williams played the same roles.

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