Flowers in the Attic

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Mad Men’s Kiernan Shipka joins Lifetime’s adaptation of controversial ‘Flowers in the Attic’

August 17, 2013
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Kiernan Shipka, who plays Sally Draper on Mad Men, joins Mason Dye, Heather Graham and Ellen Burstyn in the new film adaptation of Flowers in the Attic by V.C. Andrews. The TV movie will be made for Lifetime, which means there is sure to be plenty of interesting angst. An in-depth synopsis of the story was posted on CinemaBlend, which you can read below. They believe Kiernan Shipka will be playing Cathy and Mason Dye will be playing Chris, while they confirm Graham will be playing the part of their mother, and Ellen Burstyn will portray her mother, grandmother to the kids.

Flowers in the Attic centers on four kids who have to live in the attic (and upstairs bedroom) of a huge old mansion while their recently widowed mother attempts to get back into her wealthy, dying father’s good graces, in the hopes of regaining her inheritance. He can’t know she has kids, which is why they’re hidden away upstairs. What should only take a couple of days at most, ends up spanning more than three years as the kids wait impatiently for their mother to let them out. Beyond the abuse of depriving four growing kids of sunlight and social lives, the kids are physically and emotionally abused. And as Chris and Cathy are trudging through adolescence, while serving as stand-in parents to the twins, their sibling relationship gets a bit murky as the two eventually develop the wrong kinds of feelings for each other.

Will you be interested in watching this sure-to-be controversial film? Let us know in the comments section below!


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  • Marinda Gijzen

    I loved those books when I was younger. They got me into reading. There is already a movie out there of this book. It was awful. Hope this one will be better

  • Greenleaf17

    This sounds really really interesting! Can’t wait to find out a bit more!