Remember the college bribery scandal? It's still going on, but things are a bit quiet right now. And since nothing is really happening, this is the perfect time to make a movie about what's happening. Lifetime, our favorite movie network for offbeat biopics and murder mysteries, is doing just that. This sounds like the kind of "ripped from the headlines" movie we're looking for.
“College Admissions Scandal will follow two wealthy mothers who share an obsession with getting their teenagers into the best possible college,” says the press release via US Weekly. “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.”
Even though they're not explicitly saying it, it's clear the two wealthy mothers are Lori Loughlin and Felicity Huffman. Both actresses are at the forefront of the scandal, even though there are plenty other families involved in the case. Huffman paid Singer $15,000 to help her daughter on the SAT exam. She pleaded guilty back in the spring and faces jail time.
Loughlin, who along with her husband Mossimo Gianulli, is in way deeper than Huffman. They're being accused of paying Singer $500,000 to help get their daughters into the University of Southern California. But unlike Huffman, they're maintaining their innocence. In April, after being charged with money laundering and conspiracy to commit fraud, they pleaded not guilty.
According to Loughlin, USC is out to ruin her financially. She has become very invested in her own defense, which makes sense since she's been fired from her acting jobs. A source tells US Weekly the couple “believe they’ll be exonerated.” And another source claims Loughlin is "looking forward to her day in court." As of right now, we don't know when Loughlin will be returning to court.
Currently, there is no date set for Lifetime's College Admissions Scandal, but we hope it's soon!