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Heather Graham Returning for Third 'Flowers in the Attic' Movie (Exclusive)
Heather Graham is returning to Lifetime.
The actress, who starred in Flowers in the Attic and sequel Petals on the Wind, will again reprise her role in the film's third installment If There Be Thorns, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.
The third novel in V.C. Andrews' Flowers in the Attic series, If There Be Thorns follows Christopher (Jason Lewis, Sex and the City, Brothers & Sisters) and Cathy Dollanganger (Rachael Carpani, McLeod’s Daughters) as they live together as man and wife in California with Cathy's two sons, who are unaware of the nature of their parents' relationship. Mason Cook (Legends) will play Cathy's son, Bart.
Graham will reprise her role as Corrine Dollangager, Cathy and Christopher's mother, in the third film.
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If There Be Thorns will debut on Lifetime in 2015, with the fourth book in Andrews' series, Seeds of Yesterday, also near an official greenlight at the female-skewing cable network. Lifetime would also premiere the latter in 2015.
If There Be Thorns will be produced by A+E Studios in association with Front Street Pictures. Dan Angel (R.L Stine’s The Haunting Hour) and Jane Startz (Spooksville) are on board to executive produce. Andy Cochran (Restless Virgins) will pen the script for the TV movie, which will be directed by Independent Spirit Award nominee Nancy Savoca (If These Walls Could Talk). Harvey Kahn (Flowers in the Attic) and Rick Arredondo (Petals on the Wind) will produce. A+E Networks will handle global sales for If There Be Thorns.
Graham, whose credits include Californication, is repped by Gersh and Risa Shapiro at the Schiff Co.