If you just can’t wait for Petals on the Wind, Lifetime’s upcoming sequel to Flowers in the Attic, perhaps this new crop of character posters will be enough to quench your thirst. Check out the four new exclusive posters, featuring Corrine (Heather Graham), Grandmother Olivia (Ellen Burstyn), and siblings-turned-lovers Cathy (Rose McIver) and Christopher (Wyatt Nash), below: READ FULL STORY
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'Petals on the Wind' trailer: Thought 'Flowers in the Attic' was nuts? You ain't seen nothing yet -- EXCLUSIVE
A brief, uber-dramatic recap of Flowers in the Attic? Check. A shot of Heather Graham in a gorgeous ball gown, torching her ancestral home with an ornate candelabra? Brother-boning, ballet, and literal petals on literal wind? Check, check, and mate.
In short: Why are you not already watching the very first trailer for Petals on the Wind, Lifetime’s juicy followup to its smash hit Flowers in the Attic adaptation? The film features returning stars Graham, Ellen Burstyn, and Dylan Bruce, as well as Rose McIver and Wyatt Nash in parts originated by Kiernan Shipka and Mason Dye. (The sequel picks up 10 years after the events of Flowers, meaning it’s really an adaptation of the second half of Petals. Which is not necessarily a bad thing, because the second half of Petals is just as insane as the first.)
Check out the deliciously melodramatic teaser below, all set to the haunting strains of Kelly Sweet’s take on “In the Air Tonight” — or risk Withered Old Ellen Burstyn haunting your dreams forevermore. READ FULL STORY
Ready to see grown up Cathy and Christopher?
Here are the first two character images from Lifetime’s Petals on the Wind, the sequel to ratings sensation Flowers in the Attic. Plus, we can also exclusively reveal the film’s premiere date: Scrap your Memorial Day plans, because you’re going to watching Petals on the Wind Monday, May 26 at 9 p.m.
The film stars Rose McIver (Once Upon a Time) as Cathy Dollanganger and Wyatt Nash (Pretty Little Liars) as her brother/secret attic lover Christopher Dollanganger. These two young-ish Flowers parts were recast because the sequel picks up a decade after the conclusion of the first film. Heather Graham also returns as their mother Corrine, while Cathy’s new boyfriend is played by Will Kemp (90210).
One photo shows a family portrait with a trio of blue-eyed Dollangangers decked out in swinging retro threads. Cathy in particular looks rather intense, doesn’t she? Then there’s a photo of Cathy and her abusive dancer paramour Julian, a relationship that leads her to confront the forbidden romance she had with her brother in the first film. Ellen Burstyn and Dylan Bruce will also reprise their roles in the film as grandmother Olivia and Corrine’s husband Bart, respectively.
Attention V.C. Andrews purists! The new adaptation of cult favorite Flowers in the Attic — starring Mad Men‘s Kiernan Shipka, Heather Graham, and Ellen Burstyn — will be airing on Lifetime on January 18, 2014.
For at least one generation of readers, Andrews’ 1979 book Flowers in the Attic was the Twilight or Hunger Games of its day, passed around at slumber parties and summer camp (this classic cover is imprinted on some of our brains for all eternity) and selling more than 40 million copies worldwide.
A 1987 film that starred Kristy Swanson, Victoria Tennant, and Louise Fletcher disappointed fans (but delighted lovers of camp) by deviating from some of the deviant behavior in the original text (decades-old-spoiler alert!): In order to inherit a fortune, a mother locks away her four children in an attic for over two years, leaving them to endure horrific abuse at the hands of their sadistic grandmother. But that’s not all! During their imprisonment, elder siblings Cathy and Chris develop romantic feelings for each other — and eventually have a sexual relationship. The new Lifetime film promises to go there. Yes, there. “The script is faithful to the book,” says director Deborah Chow. Or, to put it more bluntly: “Will there be incest? Yes,” says Mason Dye, who plays elder brother Chris. “We stay very true to the book.”
We’ll have to wait till January to see just how dark this thing gets, but Ellen Burstyn, for one, says she was surprised at how exhausting it is to play a woman as evil as her character. “I’ve been completely drained by the end of the day,” the Oscar winner says. “I’ve been sleeping 11 hours a day. My psyche must be trying to clear it.”
Luckily for Kiernan Shipka, playing Cathy — the main protagonist — has been less taxing. “When it comes down to it, everything is just acting,” she says. “It’s not my real life, it’s not happening to me. I can separate the two so it doesn’t leak in.”
Watch the teaser trailer below:
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Hot Paul’s career is almost as hot as he is.
With Orphan Black not returning until April, star Dylan Bruce is using his downtime wisely. Not only has he scheduled a guest stint on The CW’s hit show Arrow, but EW has confirmed his recent Twitter announcement that he has joined Lifetime’s TV movie Flowers in the Attic.
Bruce joins the movie adaptation as Bart Winslow, the second husband of Corrine, played by Heather Graham. The movie is an adaptation of V.C. Andrew’s novel, which tells the story of what happens when Corrine leaves her four children with their grandmother (played by Ellen Burstyn), who then locks them in the attic due to a family secret. Corrine’s two eldest children, Cathy and Chris, will be played by Kiernan Shipka and Mason Dye.
Flowers in the Attic is currently shooting in Vancouver, and according to Lifetime, expects a release date of early next year.
As far as we’re concerned, the more Dylan Bruce in our lives, the better.
Check out his tweet below:
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