Trailer Drops for Netflix “Varsity Blues” Docu-Drama
If you want the juicy scoop on all the wealthy and/or famous parents who paid to get their kids into top universities, mark March 17 on your Netflix calendar. That’s the air date for “Operation Varsity Blues: The College Admissions Scandal”.
A few things to know about the scandal and the show, which will be the first but certainly not the last about this whole, sordid mess:
It’s been almost 2 years since the feds charged around 50 people connected to the mastermind of the scheme, Rick Singer.
The film will be a combination of real footage, interviews, and dramatic re-enactments.
Rick Singer, the “facilitator” of the pay-for-acceptance scandal is played by “Full Metal Jacket” and “Stranger Things” star Matthew Modine.
It just occurred to me that they should have cast James Van Der Beek in this. He’s old enough now AND it would bring the whole “Varsity Blues” angle full-circle.
Singer, the man behind the scheme, wore a wire for the FBI. It’s from the transcripts of those wire-tapped conversations that Modine/Singer gets his lines.
The most famous of Singer’s “clients” were Felicity Huffman, Lori Loughlin and her husband Mossimo Giannulli. They each did a very small amount of time in jail.
How did William H. Macy skate on this? He’s married to Felicity Huffman so, like, was he just out of the loop on getting his kids into college? I’ve never seen a better argument FOR not getting involved in your kid’s educations than Bill Macy. But, good for him.
The film is directed by the director of “Fyre: The Greatest Party That Never Happened” and it’s produced by the executive who brought the world “Tiger King”.
Here’s the trailer for “Operation Varsity Blues: The College Admissions Scandal”.