Pass the popcorn, please, because Lifetime is bringing the college admissions scandal to the small screen.
The network announced Tuesday that it's greenlighting a new 2-hour telepic based on the high-profile scandal involving Lori Loughlin and Felicity Huffman. Since then, The Blast has revealed that the actresses will, alas, not be playing themselves in the movie.
The working title right now is College Admissions Scandal, but Lifetime says that could change. According to a press release sent to ELLE.com, the story hinges around "two wealthy moms" who share an "obsession with getting their teenagers into the best possible college."
It’s unclear who exactly these "two wealthy moms" are, but, I mean…
"When charismatic college admissions consultant Rick Singer offers a side door into the prestigious institutions of their dreams, they willingly partake with visions of coveted acceptance letters in their heads," according to the press release, "but when Singer cooperates with the FBI and pleads guilty, the mothers who risked everything for their kids, must face the consequences of their crimes and the loss of trust and respect from their families."
The U.S. Attorney’s Office in Massachusetts announced on March 12 that it had charged 50 people in the cheating scandal, including college coaches, admissions counselors, and several high-profile parents.
Huffman has pleaded guilty to her role in the scandal, while Loughlin and her husband, Mossimo Giannulli, have pleaded not guilty after turning down a plea deal that included jail time.
The Lifetime film centering on the scandal will be executive produced by Gail Katz and Howard Braunstein. An airdate has not yet been announced, but according to The Hollywood Reporter it will be sometime this fall. The network is also currently working on a docuseries investigating the crimes allegedly committed by disgraced financier Jeffrey Epstein called “Surviving Jeffrey Epstein.”
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