Lifetime Made A Movie About The College Admissions Scandal And Just Released Its Trailer
The Lifetime Channel has just made a movie about the real-life College Admissions Scandal involving Lori Loughlin and Felicity Huffman and they just released its trailer. The movie will premiere on October 12th and will follow the story of two wealthy mothers who became obsessed with getting their teenagers into college.
Penelope Ann Miller, Mia Kirshner, Sarah Dugdale, Sam Duke, and Kendra Westwood are starring in the film which is appropriately titled “The College Admissions Scandal.”
“Full House” actress Lori Loughlin has pleaded not guilty to conspiracy charges in the college admissions scandal while “Desperate Housewives” actress Felicity Huffman took a plea deal along with several other parents in exchange for low jail time reports E.
Court filings show Loughlin is pleading 'not guilty' to conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud and conspiracy to commit money laundering. CNN reports that prosecutors claim Loughlin and her husband, Mossimo Giannulli paid half a million dollars to a fake charity to have their two daughters accepted into the University of Southern California.
Huffman was also charged with conspiracy to commit mail fraud. However, her 'guilty' plea could now be exchanged for low jail time and no further charges being brought against her. She had been found to have paid $15,000 to a charity that facilitated helping her daughter cheat on her SATs reports The New York Times.
The synopsis of the film will cover a similar story as the one that is playing out today. The synopsis of the movie “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," as per TV Line.
Watch the trailer below in preparation for the movie's release next month:
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