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Operation Varsity Blues is coming to Lifetime

Can Lori Loughlin, Felicity Huffman star as themselves?

Lori Loughlin finishes a federal court appearance in April (Paul Marotta/Getty Images).

You remember the big college admissions scandal from earlier this year, right?

In case you’ve been living under a rock, Lori Loughlin and Felicity Huffman are two of the biggest names when it comes to the accused parties. The news broke in March.

Operation Varsity Blues, as it’s been called by investigators, involves parents who allegedly bribed college admissions officials to allow their children in at different schools, including the University of Southern California, where Loughlin’s daughter, social media star Olivia Jade Giannulli, attended.

There's more on that here: Lori Loughlin allegedly committed fraud so her daughter could go to college ... to vlog


You can read about what’s happened so far:

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Multiple news outlets, including BuzzFeed and People magazine, reported earlier this week that Lifetime will produce the movie. “A fictionalized account of the high-profile scandal has begun production,” People wrote.

So the big questions are: Who’s going to play Loughlin? Who’s going to play Huffman?

Can they play themselves?

Kidding on that last one.

The Lifetime network announced the news Tuesday with a working title of “College Admissions Scandal,” but the network acknowledges that the title may change, People says.

Felicity Huffman exits the John Joseph Moakley U.S. Courthouse in Boston (Paul Marotta/Getty Images).

 

At last check, Huffman had pleaded guilty for her role. Loughlin and her husband, fashion designer Mossimo Giannulli, have turned down a plea deal, and their case remains unresolved.

There’s no word yet on when the movie will air.

We’ll be waiting!


About the Author:

Michelle Ganley

Michelle is the Managing Editor for Graham Media Group's Web Hub, which writes for all of the company's news websites, including ClickOnDetroit.com. She graduated from Michigan State University with a degree in journalism.