[09/19/12 - 11:11 PM] Development Update: Wednesday, September 19 Updates include: James Gandolfini to star in HBO's "Criminal Justice"; Netflix acquires Ricky Gervais-led "Derek"; and Rachel Boston joins Lifetime's "Witches of East End."
DESCRIPTION: (from Lifetime's press release, February 2013) Lifetime explores the fast-changing landscape of teenage sexuality at a prestigious academy that was rocked by a shocking sex scandal in the Lifetime Original Movie, RestlessVirgins, premiering Saturday,March 9 at 8pm ET/PT. Inspired by a true story and based on the New York Times best-selling book byAbigail Jones and Marissa Miley, the film stars Vanessa Marano (Switched at Birth), Max Lloyd-Jones (Supernatural), Charlie Carver (Desperate Housewives) and Emmy(R) Award winner Timothy Busfield (The West Wing). Restless Virgins uncovers a world where privileged teens, thriving on exploitation and manipulation, run wild at a New England prep school. The film follows Emily (Marano), a scholarship student and the editor of the school newspaper who struggles with the daily stresses of high school and adolescence: fitting in, getting into the right college and trying to find love. But when Emily discovers five senior members of the lacrosse team made a sex tape with a classmate, she blows the lid off the controversy by releasing the tape virally. The scandal made national headlines that shocked America, leading the elite school to expel multiple students, including a U.S. Senator's son.