Angie Harmon plays a woman with a very complicated past in the new Lifetime film Buried at Barstow. Hazel King is a single mother and restaurant owner who will do whatever it takes to protect her daughter. The role marks the former Rizzoli and islands the star’s return to television after a six-year hiatus. And it won’t be the last we see of Harmon – or Hazel King. A Buried in Barstow The sequel is already in the works, and Harmon said she hopes there will be even more films in the future.
[Warning: This article contains spoilers for Buried in Barstow.]
Angie Harmon plays a single mom with a secret in her new Lifetime movie
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In Buried at Barstow, Hazel leads a seemingly quiet life in Barstow, California, where she owns a barbecue restaurant and raises her daughter Joy (Lauren Richards). It’s a far cry from her previous life in Las Vegas, where she was a heroin-addicted teenager pulled off the streets and turned into a calculating hitman.
When she became pregnant with her daughter, Hazel left her violent life behind. But now, nearly two decades later, her past is catching up with her. Her old boss – played by her Rizzoli and islands co-star Bruce McGill – calls her back to Vegas to do one more job. Meanwhile, back in Barstow, she goes to extreme lengths to protect Joy from a bad boyfriend while getting involved with a stranger named Elliot (Kristoffer Polaha) who shows up in town under mysterious circumstances.
The film ends on a serious cliffhanger. Hazel finds out that Elliot was working for his old boss, whom he met in prison. But before she can confront him, she interrupts a kidnapping in progress and gets shot outside her restaurant. Meanwhile, her daughter’s abusive boyfriend, Travis (Timothy Granaderos), turns out not to be dead after all. He returns to Barstow and Joy seems eager to rekindle their relationship.
‘Buried in Barstow’ is getting a sequel
Buried in Barstow ends with a “to be continued…” Thankfully, viewers don’t have to worry about never seeing the next chapter in Hazel’s story. Lifetime said the film was the first in a planned series, and Harmon confirmed that work had already begun on the follow-up film. She hopes there could be half a dozen movies or more featuring her hitman-turned-waitress character.
“[W]We don’t have an exact number,” Harmon told Smashing Interviews Magazine. “I would like it to be six against eight, and I hope we can make it happen. I saw it more as a series. But I appreciate the vision that Tom [Evans, the movie’s screenwriter] has two-hour movie segments going for it. But I’m not sure. Maybe if people keep loving them, we’ll keep making them. With a bit of luck. We start filming the next one at the beginning of June.
Harmon says ‘Buried in Barstow’ is different from the typical Lifetime movie
Harmon – who is also an executive producer on Buried in Barstow – says the film, which is directed by Pretty in pink‘s Howard Deutch, is something of a departure for Lifetime. It’s darker and more violent.
“You can’t have a story about an assassin and it not be dark and gritty,” Harmon told Emmy Magazine. “That’s why they hired me! To get away from the typical cookie-cutter lifetime movies. And to their credit, they were like, ‘OK, this is a lot more violence than we’ve ever had, but I trust you.’ So we went as far as we could go. »
She also compared the film to the popular TV series Yellowstone.
“It’s a bit like Yellowstone to the extent that these people don’t necessarily make sound ethical or moral choices, but you still support them,” she told Smashing Interviews. “They don’t make the most ethical choices, but you still love them, you still want them to succeed, and you still support them.”
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