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Lifetime’s College Admissions Scandal Movie Casts Leads


Penelope Ann Miller (Riverdale, American Crime) and Mia Kirshner (Star Trek: Discovery, The L Word) have signed on for Lifetime’s upcoming movie The College Admissions Scandal, following the story of over 50 wealthy and elite families that tried to cheat the university admissions system.

The College Admissions Scandal follows two wealthy mothers—Caroline (Miller), a sought-after interior designer, and Bethany (Kirshner), an owner of a successful financial services firm—who share an obsession with getting their teenagers into the best possible college. The College Admissions Scandal will debut this fall as part of Lifetime’s “Ripped From the Headlines” movie slate, which includes Escaping the NXIVM Cult: A Mother’s Fight to Save Her Daughter, Abducted: The Mary Stauffer Story and Trapped: The Alex Cooper Story.

The College Admissions Scandal is produced by Varsity Films. The film is executive produced by Gail Katz. Adam Salky will direct from a script by Stephen Tolkin.

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