The college admissions scandal that felt sensational enough to have been written by Hollywood screenwriters is … now going to be written by Hollywood screenwriters. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Annapurna has optioned the forthcoming book Accepted, from Wall Street Journal reporters Melissa Korn and Jennifer Levitz, and will develop it into a limited series. D.V. DeVincentis, who wrote the High Fidelity screenplay and for The People v. O.J. Simpson, will handle the script. Operation Varsity Blues, the code name for the federal investigation into manipulating the college admissions system, has swept up dozens of parents already, and it’s possible even more indictments are coming. (The two most high-profile people charged with crimes are Felicity Huffman, who has pleaded guilty, and Lori Loughlin, who has pleaded not guilty.) There is no network or platform attached to the series yet, but you know someone is buying this.
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