The parents at the centre of the college admissions scam, including actresses Lori Loughlin and Felicity Huffman, haven’t even been handed their sentences yet and Lifetime is already working on a film about the whole scenario.
The Hollywood Reporter reveals that the cable network, famous for its quick turnarounds on films about real-life events, is working on an original movie based on the ordeal, currently titled College Admissions Scandal.
A+E Networks president Rob Sharenow announced the news at the semi-annual meeting with the Television Critics Association, revealing the movie is set to premiere later this year.
“College Admissions Scandal will follow two wealthy mothers who share an obsession with getting their teenagers into the best possible college,” reads the description. “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.”
It’s not unclear if the two wealthy mothers referenced in the description are the Desperate Housewives and Full House stars, but I’m betting the ladies will certainly be name-dropped in the flick.
There are no casting announcements 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.
And it turns out it’s not just Lifetime taking on the story of ‘Operation Varsity Blues’. THR also reveals that Annapurna TV is working on a miniseries treatment of the shocking events, and several other projects are in various states of development.Image: Getty Images