Lifetime has greenlighted a TV movie that will star Heather Graham and Ellen Burstyn. Deadline.com reports that the cable channel is adapting the bestselling V.C. Andrews’ novel "Flowers in the Attic" for the project.
The novel is about four siblings — two boys and two girls — who are abused by their grandmother (Burstyn) after their father dies and their mother (Graham) abandons them. Their family has a hidden, dark secret, which leads the grandmother to lock up the children in the attic.
The book was adapted into a 1987 movie starring Louise Fletcher and Victoria Tennant, which wasn’t well received.
Burstyn is an Oscar winner for her work in the 1974 movie "Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore," and has received a total of six Oscar nominations. She won an Emmy in 2009 for a guest appearance on "Law & Order: SVU."