The first attempt at adapting V.C. Andrews’ best-selling Flowers in the Attic didn’t work out so well. Fans of the book tend to regard the 1987 film version starring Louise Fletcher as a disappointment at best and a desecration at worst. For 26 years now, they have been waiting patiently for someone to step up and do it right.
Enter the Lifetime network. Their version stars Heather Graham, Ellen Burstyn, and Mad Men“s Kiernan Shipka, and will air on January 18.
Here’s the first trailer:
As a point of comparison, here’s the trailer for the 1987 version: