Lifetime is producing a movie based on the college admissions scandal and honestly IT’S ABOUT TIME! This really should of have been in production months ago. I get that it doesn’t have a murderous husband or a prince that falls in love with an ordinary American girl, but it does have a high-end fashion villain (Target is high-end to me) and an Instagram influencer who didn’t even really want to go to college.. Everything we need in a Lifetime movie.
According to The Hollywood Reporter:
Lifetime may win the race to put the college admissions scandal on TV. The cable network, famous for its quick turnarounds on dramatizations, is working on an original movie based on the ordeal that has impacted a number of Hollywood personalities.
There’s no casting as of yet, but the film is being executive produced by Gail Katz and Howard Braunstein. Adam Salky will direct, with Stephen Tolkin penning the script.
Lifetime released this as a synopsis of the movie and they’re playing coy with who the wealthy mothers are suppose to be..hmm… tough call…
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.
It’s not immediately clear if those two wealthy mothers are the most famous women implicated in the FBI investigation, former Desperate Housewives star Felicity Huffman and former Full House actress Lori Loughlin, though it’s hard to imagine they won’t be referenced.
The Blast says that the characters aren’t Lori Loughlin and Felicity Huffman but are based on them (DUH), and that Lori and Felicity won’t be involved (double DUH).
Let’s all just hope Judith Light (who is an ageless wonder and can play any age) has her calendar free and can honestly play all the roles. And while I will probably see this disaster, which will probably be a boring disaster, I just wish Law & Order was still around to do a two-part series on this. I would love nothing more than to see Jerry Orbach come back from the dead to arrest a pretend Mossimo.