It's time for art to imitate life as the college admission scandal — dubbed Operation Varsity Blues — is headed to the small screen. A new Lifetime made-for-TV project was announced Tuesday by A+E Networks president Rob Sharenow, and will premiere this fall.
The flick's working title is College Admissions Scandal and the synopsis shared with TVLine reads, "College Admissions Scandal will follow two wealthy mothers who share an obsession with getting their teenagers into the best possible college. 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. 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."
In case you've missed all the original details, opinions, and updates of the real story where several parents reportedly scammed colleges to gain admission for their children, as it stands now, some parents — including Felicity Huffman — opted to plead guilty, while others — ahem: Lori Loughlin — did not. No official sentences have been determined yet.
This movie joins the previously announced limited TV series based on optioned rights of a new book, Accepted, an investigation into the "criminal conspiracy to influence undergraduate admission decisions at several prominent American universities" (per CNN).
And, all joking aside, it’s not clear that the new movie featuring "two wealthy moms" is actually about these two actresses in particular (but come on) and The Blast reported that neither actress is being considered for the parts. (That's too bad as we were imagining something like O.J. Simpson's If I Did It from Loughlin as she's still maintaining her innocence.)
Plus, don't forget that both actresses have already played the (fictional) parts of parents scamming to get kids into school. And Lori Loughlin has even starred in a movie on this network before, aptly titled, "A Mother’s Rage.”
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