UPDATE, 5:47PM: Deadline has confirmed what we heard earlier and that is Netflix will definitely stream the Felicity Huffman comedy feature Otherhood late this summer, specifically Aug. 2. Huffman plays one of three empty nester mothers who hops in the car and heads to New York to visit their sons.
Earlier today Dominic Patten exclusively reported that Netflix Fuller House star Lori Laughlin was slammed with a new money laundering charge, and still has yet to enter a plea in the college bribery scheme despite Huffman’s plea of guilty yesterday.
PREVIOUS, 9:48AM: The Netflix comedy movie Otherhood starring Felicity Huffman, originally set to stream on April 26, has been pushed after the Emmy winning actress and Oscar nominee pleaded guilty yesterday in a college bribe scheme in which she is accused of shelling out $15K to boost her daughter’s SAT score.
When we reached for comment, Netflix did not provide any, with no specific future streaming date mentioned for Otherhood. Otherhood which also stars Angela Bassett and Patricia Arquette, will stream in August Deadline hears. The pic follows three mothers (Huffman, Bassett, Arquette) who are empty nesters and decide to drive to New York City to reconnect with their adult sons. In the process, they realize their sons are not the only ones whose lives need to change.
That said, Ava DuVernay’s Central Park Five Netflix miniseries When They See Us which stars Huffman as Linda Fairstein, the former sex crimes chief in the Manhattan D.A.’s office, will still stream on May 31. Fairstein prosecuted five teenagers who were wrongfully convicted in the rape of a young woman who was jogging through Central Park when she was attacked on April 19, 1989.
It is also reported that Lori Loughlin, who was also charged with conspiracy to commit mail fraud and honest services fraud, won’t be returning to her guest-starring role on Netflix’s Fuller House. Loughlin is out on $1 million bail and has surrendered her passport. She has not entered a plea, yet.
During the fall of 2017, Netflix had to contend with the fallout from the multiple sexual assault allegations made against House of Cards star Kevin Spacey. He was fired from the streaming giant’s flagship series and the studio shelved the Gore Vidal biopic he had finished at the time.
After pleading guilty yesterday, Huffman apologized saying “I am in full acceptance of my guilt, and with deep regret and shame over what I have done, I accept full responsibility for my actions and will accept the consequences that stem from those actions.”
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