To this day, you still probably can't open up Facebook or your favorite media outlet without seeing some news about the college admission scandal that involved notable celebs Lori Loughlin and Felicity Huffman (who will be facing jail time for her role). It seriously rocked Hollywood and non-Hollywood parents alike and had everyone with especially college aged kids or kids going through the college admissions process.
Our favorite movie network Lifetime recently announced that they would be making a movie (yes!) about the whole scandal and even have released the cast, which obviously doesn't include Lori Loughlin or Felicity Huffman. And now, we can all get extra excited because the very dramatic trailer is now available for our viewing please and it is good.
The movie will be released on October 12th and the trailer says right from the start how it's been inspired by true live events and keeps you on the edge of your seat from then on.
The official press synopsis for College Admissions Scandal says, "When charismatic college admissions consultant Rick Singer offers a side door into the prestigious institutions of their dreams, Caroline and Bethany 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."
Sounds like true events to us.
Giving us a glimpse into the lives of the lead characters, Caroline and Bethany, "two desperate mothers," who ultimately become involved in a nationwide scandal - all to get their children into top colleges.
The trailer gives a peak into exams being falsified, money laundering and even fraudulent recruit photoshoots, making it pretty spot on with actual events.
If you found yourself absorbing every piece of press about the scandal in real time, then you will most definitely want to make sure that you tune into Lifetime in October for their version. Don't forget the popcorn.