EXCLUSIVE: Lifetime has greenlighted Restless Virgins, an original movie which has cast Switched At Birth star Vanessa Marano and former Desperate Housewives co-star Charlie Carver as two of the leads. The film is inspired by Abigail Jones and Marissa Miley’s book Restless Virgins: Love, Sex And Survival In Prep School, an account of the sex scandal, which rocked venerable Massachusetts prep school Milton Academy during the 2004-05 school year.
The movie depicts a world where privileged teens run wild at a New England prep school, thriving on exploitation and manipulation, culminating in a sex controversy. Gilmore Girls alumna Marano will play a scholarship student and the editor of the school newspaper who exposes a sex tape made by the senior hockey players that blows the lid off the controversy. Carver will play one of the students embroiled in the scandal — a wealthy and calculating senator’s son. Jason LaPeyre will direct Restless Virgins from a script by Andrew Cochran (Adult World). Production starts in Vancouver next month. For the past four years, Carver, repped by Main Title Entertainment and TalentWorks, played Lynette Scavo’s son Porter on Desperate Housewives. Marano, prepped by Paradigm, also co-starred on Scoundrels.