Hollywood Reporter exclusively reported that Rose McIver who played Tinker Bell on ABC’s Once Upon A Time, and also the older sister in The Lovely Bones, will take the lead role of Cathy Dollanganger in Lifetime’s sequel.
Lifetime’s adaptation will take place 10 years after the first book unlike the V.C. Andrews’ novel Petals on The Wind which picks up where the book left off. This means the TV movie has to go through a major recasting for the kid’s roles. Mason Dye who played Christopher will reprise his role along will Heather Graham and Ellen Burstyn, who played matriarch Corrine Dollanganger and grandmother Olivia Foxworth. Rose McIver will of course take the lead as Cathy.
No official word on the TV debut of Petals on The Wind yet.
Book Synopsis: For Carrie, Chris and Cathy, the attic was a dark horror that would not leave their minds, even while they built bright, promising new lives. Of course mother had to pretend they didn’t exist.
And Grandmother was convinced they had the devil in them.
But that wasn’t their fault. Was it? Cathy knew what to do.
She now had the powers she had learned from her beautiful mother. She knew it in the way her brother still yearned for her, in the way her guardian touched her, in the way all men looked at her.
She knew it was time to put what she knew to the test. To show her mother and grandmother that the pain and terror of the attic could not be forgotten… Show them.
Show them—once and for all.