"We were blown away by the story of persistance and hope, and the ties that bind us all together," the First Lady said. "It's a story that makes us think back to the house we all grew up in; the things that our moms and dads, grandparents used to say to us; the path that all of us have taken to come here and be who we are today. Nowhere does that sense of home come through more clearly than in Ms. Tyson's moving portrayal of Carrie Watts."
The television film version of Bountiful features revival star Tyson repeating her performance as Carrie Watts alongside fellow revival cast member Williams. Underwood and Palmer joined for the film. Wilson, who directed the stage production, repeated his work for the TV film, which was shot in Atlanta in late 2013. It will air on the Lifetime network March 8.
Holed up in a seedy motel on the edge of the Mojave Desert, two former lovers unpack the deep secrets and dark desires of their tangled relationship, passionately tearing each other apart. Led by director Daniel Aukin (Back Back Back at MTC, 4,000 Miles), Tony winner Nina Arianda (Venus in Fur at MTC, Born Yesterday) and Sam Rockwell (A Behanding in Spokane, The Way Way Back) bring an explosive intensity to Sam Shepard’s (Buried Child, True West) landmark myth of the new Wild West.