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Cable Movie Casts Leads in Story of this Year’s Infamous College Admissions Scandal

Aug 12, 2019  •  Post A Comment

As part of its ‘Ripped from the Headlines’ movie slate, Lifetime has announced that Penelope Ann Miller and Mia Kirshner will star in ‘The College Admissions Scandal.’

According to Entertainment Weekly, Miller and Kirshner “will play Caroline and Bethany, an interior designer and a financial services firm owner, respectively, who become clients of college admissions consultant Rick Singer to do whatever it takes to get their children into an elite college.

“While Caroline and Bethany are composite characters based on women like Lori Laughlin, Felicity Huffman, and other rich parents caught in the real-life college admissions scandal, real-life college criminal mastermind Rick Singer will be depicted in the film and played by actor Michael Shanks (Saving Hope).”

Speaking of the real case, Laughlin’s daughter, Olivia Jade, “took to Instagram over the weekend to slam the media, calling out specific news outlets in the caption of a photo of herself giving two middle fingers to the camera.” To see that picture you can click here, which will take you to it on AOL News.

According to the Lifetime press release, “Miller most recently starred in ‘Riverdale’ for the CW, ‘New York Prison Break’ the ‘Seduction of Joyce Mitchell’ for Lifetime and ‘American Crime,’ the critically acclaimed ABC series from Academy Award winner John Ridley, starring opposite Timothy Hutton and Regina King.

Kirshner is best known for her pivotal series regular role as Jenny Schecter in Showtime’s hit drama ‘The L-Word.’ She received critical acclaim for her portrayal of Elizabeth Short in the Brian De Palma feature ‘The Black Dahlia.’


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