We’re So Ready: “Flowers In The Attic” Is Coming To Lifetime

November 18, 2013  |  

Source: Lifetime

By the time I was in middle school, the books that written for my age group bored me. And one summer day, after digging through the garage with my Dad, I came across V.C. Andrews’ 1979 best seller Flowers In The Attic. I can remember that it wasn’t the title that attracted me to the book, but the fact that the author’s name started with a V like mine. My father was the reader in the house so naturally I assumed the book was his. But when I asked him if I could read it he told me I’d have to ask my mom because it was her book. When I took it inside the house to show her, before she even said anything her reaction let me know that this story was going to be juicy. “Oooo that book is crazy.” She said that I could read it.

Within the day, I could see what she meant. My mom kept checking in on me. “What part are you on now?” “What just happened?” The book is out there. And when I finished it, it messed me up. I couldn’t stop thinking about it. And it wasn’t long before I was searching the garage for the sequel.

And though this series has been turned into a movie before–there was a 1987 version–Flowers in the Attic fans are in for a treat in that the book is being made into a Lifetime movie which will air on January 18, 2014. And unlike the PG ’87 version, which shied away from the incestuous relationship, this new book promises to stay true to the original fiction.

The film will star Heather Graham (The Hangover) as the mother hiding her children away so she can remarry and keep their inheritance money, Kiernan Shipka (“Mad Men”) as Cathy the daughter and Ellen Burstyn as the sadistic grandmother. Mason Dye will play Chris.

Take a look at the trailer for the film below.


Did you read Flowers in the Attic back in the day? Will you watch this made for tv movie?

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  • LiiSH

    I hope thia novie is much closer to the book. They really cleaned that book up in the original movie.

  • Loni Breeze Benson

    I also remember reading flowers in the the attic and became completely obsessed with the all the books.. I was so excited when the movie came out but was also disappointed because they cleaned it up and left so many parts out. I hope when the series comes out, I won’t be disappointed.

  • Anesha Johnson

    I love the 87′ version, I think Louise Fletcher (the grandmother in the first movie, was excellent) Victoria Tennant (the mother was great also)….but I’m looking forward to the remake. especially if it’s going by the book…..

  • Donna

    I read all of the books in this series. Very good story telling. I loved VC Andrews. I hope this movie is better than the original.

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  • MarriedMomOf2

    I remember the original movie came out in 1987 and cried when one of the twins died after he ate that poisonous cookie, the same cookie that killed his pet mouse. I also read the book in the 8th grade and the book version was better.

  • guest

    I will be there! I read the whole series of Flower’s in the Attic and I was very consumed by the storyline, I cant wait for the movie to air, the 87 version wasnt good at all.

  • Dana

    V. C. Andrews was a man and when he died; his wife and daughter started writing his books and to me they were never the same!! I have read almost every V.C. Andrews book and I think I will reread them. Once you read Flowers in the attic; you have to get the sequel. THAT’S HOW THEY GET YA!!

    • Laine

      Really? Where did you get that from? Flowers in the attic was written by Virginia C. (V.C.) Andrews. When she died, a male ghostwriter took over…

      • Dana

        From a bio. That is why he used his initials instead of his whole name. I was reading one of the later books and in the bookcover; it states that when HE died; his wife and daughter took over writing his books. That’ why the later books never flowed like his earlier ones.

        • tuttifrutti3

          According to a bio I read, V.C. Andrews was a female author, After her death, her estate hired a male ghost writer.

  • April Stewart

    I read all of her books, the prequel and the sequel and all of the other books that she wrote. All her books involved incest, I wonder was she a product of it.

  • Momma Dee Tha Q.U.E.E.N

    Wow this look way better than the original… i never got to finish the book cause i had to return it to the school library & didnt think to renew 8*(

  • Trisha_B

    Loved the 1st movie!…Lifetime movies have been slacking lately lol, so i’m excited for this!

  • Laine

    Flowers in the Attic, or Bloemen op zolder (the Dutch version)… ! Oh the nostalgia… !

  • Me+One

    Oh, I read Flower’s in the Attic in middle school as well and all of the follow-ups and other books by V.C. Andrews. I was a big fan of hers. When she passed and a ghost writer picked up her stories for teens is when I let it go. Definitely looking forward to seeing the updated movie!