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Mad Men actress cast in Flowers in the Attic film

Kiernan Shipka
Image caption Kiernan Shipka has played Sally Draper, daughter of Don and Betty, since Mad Men started in 2007

Mad Men actress Kiernan Shipka, who plays Sally Draper, has been cast in The Flowers in the Attic film.

Deadline reports she will play the lead role of Cathy in the Lifetime film, based on the controversial Virginia Andrews book.

The best-seller about children who are locked in an attic by their mother features an incest storyline.

Heather Graham and Ellen Burstyn have already been cast as Cathy's mother and grandmother.

Mason Dye, from The Secret Diary of an American Cheerleader, will play Cathy's brother Chris.

The book, which was first published in 1979, has sold more than 40 million copies around the world.

It was the first in a series of books about the Dollanganger family.

After the sudden death of the father in the family the four young siblings are locked in the attic by their mother to enable her to inherit the family fortune.

Flowers in the Attic was first made into a TV movie in 1987.

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