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Original ‘Flowers in the Attic’ Star Kristy Swanson Weighs In on Lifetime Remake, Kiernan Shipka

Lifetime’s adaptation of V.C. Andrews’ cult classic “Flowers in the Attic” won over at least one fan of the 1987 film, its star Kristy Swanson. Swanson weighed in on the movie that aired on Saturday on Twitter. “#FlowersintheAttic I am happy to watch the remake on @lifetimetv it brings back fond memories of the original film : ) good job lifetime xo,” she wrote on Sunday night.   Read More... //www.thewrap.com/lifetime-flowers-in-the-attic-kristy-swanson-kiernan-shipka-cathy

'Flowers in the Attic': Which was worse, Heather Graham's acting or Kiernan Shipka's wigs?

Look, "Flowers in the Attic" was a Lifetime movie so it probably didn't have the highest of production budgets. But that's no excuse for putting such cheap-looking wigs on the most flawless teenage actor around, Kiernan Shipka, who managed to act circles around her TV mother, Heather Graham. In the movie, Graham's Corinne slowly transforms from perky suburban mom to cold-blooded torture master, but you couldn't tell it by watching Graham. She essentially maintained the same level of boring the entire time. This is a lady who imprisons her products of incest children in an attic then tries to poison them to inherit her father's fortune, then abandons them for her new young lawyer husband. She couldn't show a little emotion? Meanwhile, goddess Kiernan Shipka brought her A game even to a silly movie like this, but even she couldn't save one thing: the wig situation. When young Cathy had to chop all her hair... //blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2014/01/flowers-in-the-attic-which-was-worse-heather-grahams-acting-or-kiernan-shipkas-wigs.html

The 'Flowers in the Attic' Lifetime movie needed more incest

Lifetime is already the home of the most wonderful guilty pleasure movies, so an adaptation of V.C. Andrews' "Flowers in the Attic" was a perfect fit. But the translation from gothic teen novel to campy TV movie lost a little of its delicious pulp along the way. The novel and both movie versions follow the lives of the Dollanganger children (Kiernan Shipka and Mason Dye), who are moved from their perfect suburban Stepford life into a locked attic room at their mom's parents' mansion. Turns out, their parents were actually related, and their mother (Heather Graham) was disowned from her family for her relationship.When her husband dies, she returns home in the hopes of getting her father's inheritance but must keep her "evil spawn" hidden (with the help of her evil mother, played by Ellen Burstyn). The children live in the attic for years before they realize that their mother has actually abandoned them. Yep,... //blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2014/01/the-flowers-in-the-attic-lifetime-movie-needed-more-incest.html

‘Flowers in the Attic’ Producer Talks Sequel: ‘Petals on the Wind’ Is a ‘Revenge Story’

Without knowing how well it would do, Lifetime recently announced that it’s already developing the sequel to its movie based on the V.C. Andrews novel, “Flowers in the Attic,” premiering Saturday at 8/7c. Executive producer Michele Weiss says that the sequel, based on Andrews’ novel “Petals on the Wind,” presented a whole set of challenges that they didn’t have on the first installment. “What’s great about adapting ‘Flowers’ is that it’s so contained,” Weiss told TheWrap . “It really lends itself to an adaptation that way.” “With ‘Petals,’ it’s kind of more out in the world,” she continued. “There’s a lot of storylines, it takes place over a longer period of time. So, one of the challenges for us is to contain that story in a contained timeframe and I think we’ve figured out how to do it. It’s going to be a revenge story. It’s going to be Cathy and Christopher 10 years older, trying to get along with their lives, also caught up in feelings of resentment and revenge on Corinne.” Read More... //www.thewrap.com/lifetime-flowers-in-the-attic-sequel-petals-on-the-wind

'Flowers in the Attic': Troubling Tale Comes to TV, Sequel in Works

V.C. Andrews' controversial novel, Flowers in the Attic , is coming to Lifetime tonight in a new adaption written for television. The movie stars Heather Graham ( Scrubs ), Ellen Burstyn ( Political Animals ), Kiernan Shipka ( Mad Men) , Mason Dye ( Secret Diary of an American Cheerleader ) and Dylan Bruce ( Orphan Black ). //www.buddytv.com/articles/remote-patrol/flowers-in-the-attic-52344.aspx

'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. Her visits start to diminish when she gets involved with a new lover, and the oldest children look to each other for comfort. 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.  Read More...   //feedproxy.google.com/~r/thr/television/~3/ILjWtiTZJtY/story01.htm

Heather Graham on Filming Flowers in The Attic With Kids: "They Were Mad At Me!"

If you’ve read the 1979 V.C. Andrews book, Flowers in The Attic (or seen the movie), you know that as Corinne, Heather Graham doesn’t get to be the cool mom in the Lifetime remake. In fact, she gets to be the terrifying, someone should call the police mom —and the actors who played her children got more of a creepy vibe from her than she originally intended. When Heather stopped by Chelsea Lately on Thursday, she dished on how the kids responded to her on set —and what inspired her to take... //feeds.wetpaint.com/~r/wetpaint/latest/excerpt/~3/-4q64nXTw5I/2014-01-17-heather-graham-filming-flowers-attic

Lifetime's Flowers in the Attic Is a Family Affair

  Fans of V.C. Andrews' 1979 novel  Flowers   in the Attic  likely began salivating when news broke last year that Lifetime was planning a  movie adaptation  of the teen incest story. Could the result be anything less than a camp-fest of epic proportions? The answer is no. Although the addition of  Mad Men 's  Kiernan Shipka  and  Ellen Burstyn  may have raised expectations that this particular offering would rise above the typical standards set forth by Lifetime movies, sadly, it doesn't.  Read More...       //www.tvguide.com/News/Lifetime-Flowers-Attic-Ellen-Burstyn-Kiernan-Shipka-Heather-Graham-1076129.aspx?rss=breakingnews

Flowers in the Attic (Lifetime) Starring Heather Graham & Ellen Burstyn [TV MOVIE]

The upcoming TV Movie  Flowers in the Attic  premieres Saturday January 18 (8pm ET/PT) on Lifetime and stars Heather Graham & Ellen Burstyn. Flowers in the Attic Synopsis:  Flowers in the Attic weaves the twisted story of the Dollanganger kids who, after the unexpected death of their father, are convinced by their mother Corrine to stay hidden in the attic of their wealthy grandparents’ mansion so she can reclaim the family fortune. Read More... //www.tvequals.com/2014/01/18/flowers-in-the-attic-lifetime-starring-heather-graham-ellen-burstyn-tv-movie/

7 Things You Should Know About Lifetime’s ‘Flowers in the Attic’

Kiernan Shipka (Cathy) and screenwriter Kayla Alpert took part in a panel during the Television Critic Association (TCA) Winter press tour and talked about what we could expect form the adaptation. Below you will find 7 things you should know about the movie that were discussed during the panel. Reading the Book Graham shared that she had never read the book before getting the part that one of her best friends is obsessed with it and would quote her all her lines. Read More... //www.tvequals.com/2014/01/18/7-things-you-should-know-about-lifetimes-flowers-in-the-attic/