The news that Lifetime Movies will be adapting If There Be Thorns has left me feeling rather torn. I am a fan of the Virginia Andrews novels and I don’t know whether this book is one that can be successfully adapted for the screen.
The movie, which is based on the third novel of the Dollenganger Series written by the late Virginia Andrews, will star Sex and the City star Jason Lewis in the lead role. This will follow on from the new movie version of Flowers in the Attic, starring Heather Graham and Ellen Burstyn, which was aired earlier this year. According to Deadline we can also expect to see a movie adaptation of the fourth novel Seeds of Yesterday be green lit shortly.
The book series which consists of the novels Flowers in the Attic, Petals on the Wind, If There Be Thorns, Seeds of Yesterday and the prequel Garden of Shadows, tells the story of brother and sister Cathy and Christopher Dollenganger who after being locked in an attic by their mother, commence in an incestuous relationship, and the new movie will tell the story of the couple living together as man and wife with Cathy’s sons. Lewis will star as the adult Christopher, with Rachael Carpani playing Cathy. Legends star Mason Cool will play Cathy’s son Bart.
The series has by the very nature of the subject matter always been controversial, however they are a series of books that I have read on more than one occasion.
It is not known when the movie will air on Lifetime however filming is expected to start in Vancouver next month.
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