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V.C. Andrews' 'Flowers in the Attic' being remade for Lifetime

Heather has a pretty good crazy look to her.

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Heather has a pretty good crazy look to her.



In case you haven't had enough movies involving poisoned children and incest, V.C. Andrews' Flowers in the Attic is getting remade, according to Deadline Hollywood. Normally we decry remakes, but in this case, the source material was so awful, we can't even understand why they made it in the first place.

The good news here is that this new version will A) star Heather Graham as evil mother Corinne, and B) will only be a Lifetime movie, which is such good news we don't see how that didn't happen in the first place. Perhaps it's because the Lifetime channel didn't exist when the book was released in 1979.

Besides Graham, Ellen Burstyn also will star, as the torture-loving grandmother. If you're not familiar with the book or its 1987 movie adaptation, it's about a woman who has to hide her four kids or she'll lose her inheritance, so they're locked in an attic for three years and slowly poisoned. There's no word on who will play the kids, but uncomfortable feelings will abound.

[Last modified: Wednesday, July 24, 2013 3:57pm]


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