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Netflix Decides to Move Release Date of Movie Starring Felicity Huffman

April 09, 2019 - 7:22 am
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Netflix officials decided to move the release date of a film starring Felicity Huffman who agreed to plead guilty Monday in the college admissions bribery scam.

The streaming service said Monday that "Otherhood" will not be released April 26 with a date to be determined. The romantic comedy stars Huffman, Patricia Arquette and Angela Bassett.

Huffman was accused of paying a consultant $15,000 disguised as a charitable donation to boost her daughter's SAT score. Authorities say the actress discussed going through with the same plan for her younger daughter, but ultimately decided against it.

The 56-year-old Huffman earned Emmy nominations for her work in the Netflix series "American Crime." She's also expected to play a prosecutor in the Ava DuVernay-directed "When They See Us," which releases May 31 on the streaming service.

This story has been corrected to show that "When They See Us" will be released May 31, not May 17.

Meanwhile, a California real estate developer and his wife will cooperate with an investigation into a wide-ranging college admissions bribery scandal.

Authorities said Monday that Bruce and Davina Isackson, of Hillsborough, have agreed to plead guilty to participating in the scam and are cooperating with the investigation for the chance at a lighter sentence.

The couple was accused of paying an admissions consultant to get their two daughters into two California schools for sports they didn't play. Authorities said they also paid to boost one of the girl's entrance exam scores.

The Isacksons said in an emailed statement that they are "profoundly sorry" and take full responsibility for their "bad judgment." They say they have worked with investigators and will continue to do so.

-AP