'Flowers In The Attic' EP On Staying 'True' To Novel, No Campiness And Sequel Details (Q&A)
Lifetime is bringing to life V.C. Andrews' controversial 1979 novel, Flowers in the Attic.
Flowers in the Attic tells the tale of the four Dollganger siblings who, after the sudden death of their father, are convinced by their mother to stay hidden in the attic of their wealthy grandparents' mansion so she can reclaim the family fortune.…
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Starring Mad Men's Kiernan Shipka, Ellen Burstyn and Heather Graham, the telepic is a stark contrast to 1987's critically panned big-screen adaptation. For one thing, Lifetime's effort stays loyal to the original source material by focusing on the incestuous relationship between Cathy (Shipka) and Christopher (Mason Dye), something the Louise Fletcher film failed to do.
Executive producer and a self-proclaimed fan of the novel, Michele Weiss, talks to The Hollywood Reporter about the challenges of adapting the controversial story, why audiences are finally ready to digest the tough subject matter and the sequel.