Netflix is going back to school.
The directors of the bonkers “Fyre” documentary and last year’s hit “Tiger King” have completed their next project, “Operation Varsity Blues,” about the 2019 college admissions scandal that shook Hollywood and higher education, Netflix announced Monday.
“An examination that goes beyond the celebrity-driven headlines and dives into the methods used by Rick Singer, the man at the center of the shocking 2019 college admissions scandal, to persuade his wealthy clients to cheat an educational system already designed to benefit the privileged,” Netflix said in a statement.
Directors Chris Smith and Jon Karmen will combine interviews and re-creations of the FBI’s wiretapped conversations between Singer and his clients to provide “a rare glimpse into the enigmatic figure behind a scheme that exposed the lengths wealthy families would go to for admission into elite colleges.”
“Full Metal Jacket” star Matthew Modine will play Singer, the alleged mastermind who has pleaded guilty to racketeering conspiracy and several other charges for his role in the scandal.
More than 50 other people have been charged in the scam, including Felicity Huffman, Lori Loughlin and her husband, designer Mossimo Giannulli.
“Operation Varsity Blues” will premiere on Netflix on March 17.
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