Cape Town – Lifetime has cast its lead actors for the movie about the college admissions scandal which involved actresses Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin.
The movie titled, College Admissions Scandal centres on the scheme in which up to 50 wealthy parents allegedly bribed college coaches and other insiders to get their children into some of the nation's most selective schools.
It will center on two wealthy mothers - neither of them actress - who share an obsession with getting their teenagers into the best possible college.
Penelope Ann Miller (Riverdale) will play Caroline a sought after interior designer and Mia Kirshner (Star Trek: Discovery, The L Word) will play Bethany an owner of a successful financial services firm.
When charismatic college admissions consultant Rick Singer (Michael Shanks, Stargate: Atlantis) 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.
The film is set to debut in spring part of the network's as part of the network's 'Ripped from the Headlines' movie slate which includes Escaping the NXIVM Cult: A Mother's Fight to Save Her Daughter.