Will Ferrell and Kristen Wiig Made a Secret Lifetime Movie Called ‘A Deadly Adoption’
Will Ferrell and Kristen Wiig are headed to Lifetime. According to THR, the pair recently found time in their busy schedules to secretly film a two-hour Lifetime movie called A Deadly Adoption. The movie centers on “a successful couple who house and care for a pregnant woman (Jessica Lowndes) with the hopes of adopting her unborn child — then things quickly go awry.” Ferrell and Adam McKay’s Gary Sanchez Productions is behind the film, and The Spoils of Babylon’s Andrew Steele wrote the script. Apparently Ferrell is “a huge fan” of Lifetime movies, and A Deadly Adoption is an intentionally campy sendup of the genre to celebrate the network’s 25 years of TV movies. It’s expected to debut early this summer.
UPDATE: According to Entertainment Weekly, Ferrell and Wiig have now scrapped the film due to the news leaking to the press. “We are deeply disappointed that our planned top secret project was made public,” he told EW in a statement. “Kristen and I have decided it is in the best interest for everyone to forego the project entirely, and we thank Lifetime and all the people who were ready to help us make this film.” But, as EW points out, Lifetime could still air the movie anyway: “The only leverage Ferrell has is Lifetime not wanting to piss him off. But what difference does it make if they piss off Ferrell? He will never work again with Lifetime.” Lifetime has not yet released an official statement on the news.