Skip to comments.College Admissions Scandal to Be Turned Into Scripted TV Series — Who Should Play Felicity and Lori?
Posted on 05/07/2019 3:44:17 PM PDT by EdnaMode
The story thats stranger than fiction is becoming fiction: A scripted TV series based on the recent college admissions scandal that ensnared actresses Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin is in the works, according to our sister site Variety.
Annapurna TV is producing the limited series, based on the upcoming book chronicling the scandal, Accepted, by Melissa Korn and Jennifer Levitz. Writer D.V. DeVincentis (The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story) is set to pen the adaptation. No network is attached to the project yet, though.
To refresh your memory: Huffman and Loughlin were among a number of parents accused of paying bribes to get their kids into elite colleges, which involved faking test scores and extracurricular activities. Both actresses were charged in March in connection with the investigation, dubbed Operation Varsity Blues by the FBI. Huffman, an Emmy winner for Desperate Housewives, pled guilty last month, but Loughlin has entered a not-guilty plea and maintains her innocence. The Full House alum, though, was fired from her role on Hallmarks When Calls the Heart after news of the scandal broke.
Its tempting to think that Huffman and Loughlin could play themselves in the scripted series but thats not realistic, is it? So who should play the scandal-ridden stars? Drop your casting ideas in a comment below.
Who would want to pay money to see that movie.
Well, it is at least ‘new material’.
At least no one is working on the ninth version of The Joker.
The downside is making white collar crime look cool.
How come we never hear about the people who accepted the bribes? They should be arrested, too.
Well at least its not superheroes.
As self-serving as it is, and Hollywood wins that award hands down, I think it would be a much more interesting show seen from the vantage point of the college administrator or assistant coach, rather than from the uber rich parent's point of view. Imagine the discussion in the University Ombudsman's office when he is part of a conference where the size of the bequests is revealed and the number of parent's of idiot children are involved. Since colleges and universities haven't been in the business of educating students for a long time, the administrators should be thrilled with increasing the university's endowment by a few tens of millions of dollars. Game of Thrones goes California-style.
Charisma Carpenter as Lori. (She needs the work)
It was a set up for a movie all along!
Maybe part of their punishment should be to make them play themselves.
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