June 13, 2024

Angela Bassett and Felicity Huffman film on hold with Netflix

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Felicity Huffman and Angela Bassett wearing Max Mara attends the 12th Annual Women in Film Oscar Nominees Party Presented by Max Mara with additional support from Chloe Wine Collection, Stella Artois and Cadillac at Spring Place on February 22, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Presley Ann/Getty Images for Women In Film)

Felicity Huffman’s guilty plea to her role in the college admissions bribery scam has now delayed the release of her forthcoming Netflix comedy Otherhood.

Netflix has not revealed a new premiere date for the film but it was originally set to release on April 26. The film was to co-star Patricia Arquette and Angela Bassett as mothers who would be traveling to New York City to visit their sons.

Huffman was arrested on March 12 and accused of paying $15,000 to increase the SAT score of her daughter, with plans to do the same for her younger daughter. Huffman aborted the plan for her daughter.

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USA Today reveals the second Netflix venture for Huffman When They See Us, is still set for a May 31 premiere. When They See Us is a miniseries based on the true story of the Central Park Five. The series is written and directed by Ava DuVernay. Huffman’s role in the miniseries is one of the prosecutors.

Huffman was arrested in Boston and released on $250,000 bail. Her travel was restricted to the continental United States. Huffman was one of 50 people who was prosecuted in a sweeping college admissions scandal that also saw the arrest of Lori Loughlin. Additional people arrested were parents, CEOs, coaches and more.

Huffman was recorded on the phone discussing the agreement with a witness. She is best known for her work on ABC’s Desperate Housewives.

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The illegal activity of Huffman was discovered in the FBI investigation “Operation Varsity Blues.” The investigation was 10 months long and impacted Yale, Georgetown and Stanford universities, the University of Southern California, the University of California, Los Angeles, the University of Texas and Wake Forest University. The schools were not going to be targets of the investigation and the students were not charged.

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