Legendary actress Cicely Tyson leads an all-star cast in the television moive “The Trip to Bountiful” which premieres this weekend on Lifetime. Tyson stars as a family matriarch set on returning to her childhood home against the wishes of her overprotective family.
Blair Underwood, Vanessa Williams and Keke Palmer round out the cast. “The Trip to Bountiful” is based on the Tony nominated play by author Horton Foote. This isn’t the first time Foote’s work has been adapted into a movie. The 1985 version starred Geraldine Page who went on to win an Oscar for Best Actress.
There was also a revival of the play on Broadway last year which garnered Tyson a Best Actress Tony. The “Sounder” star has appeared in many television movies throughout her career including 2009’s “Relative Stranger”, “Mama Flora’s Family” from 1998 and 1974’s “The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman”.
“The Trip to Bountiful” premieres Satruday March 8 at 8 p.m. ET on Lifetime. The movie is shchedule to re-air Sunday at 9 p.m. ET.