Not even a year has passed and the much discussed college admissions scandal involving actresses Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin is already being made into a TV movie.
The movie, titled The College Admissions Scandal, will air on Lifetime on October 12 as an original film on the network. The recently released trailer mirrors all of the seedy allegations made from the real-life report.
The film stars Penelope Ann Miller and Mia Kirshner in roles inspired by Huffman and Loughlin, respectively, who have become the faces of the major college admissions bribery scam, which was eventually uncovered by the authorities back in March.
Similarly to Huffman, the trailer shows that Miller's character pays someone to alter her child's SAT scores. Also, like Loughlin, Kirshner portrays a wealthy mother who is accused of paying half a million dollars to have her daughter recruited onto an elite college's athletic team.
The Desperate Housewives star pleaded guilty to charges of mail fraud and honest services mail fraud after being accused of paying $15,000 to have her daughter admitted into an Ivy League university through cheating on the SATs. Loughlin and her husband, Mossimo Giannulli, have been accused of covering bribes to the tune of $500,000 to get their daughters admitted into the University of Southern California as recruits for the crew team, though neither of them have ever participated in the sport. They have since pleaded not guilty on all charges.
With all of this knowledge in mind, Twitter has some mixed reactions to a film about this mess being made so quickly:
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