So, is this like the comedy version of the presumably destroyed footage of “The Magnificent Ambersons?” If you were excited about the Will Ferrell and Kirsten Wiig starring Lifetime movie “A Deadly Adoption,” we have some bad news for you: it’s not happening.
To recap: news dropped on April 1st —which was underscored by an assertion that this wasn’t an April Fool’s day joke— that Ferrell and Wiig had secretly completed a campy dramatic thriller of the sort Lifetime is known for. Directed by Rachel Lee Goldenberg (“Escape From Polygamy,” “Love at the Christmas Table,” “Toddlers and Tiaras: Where Are They Now?”), penned by Andrew Steele (“Spoils Of Babylon“), and co-starring Jessica Lowndes (“90210“), the story concerns a couple who look after a young, pregnant woman with plans to adopt her child, only for things to go wrong. The project was being kept top secret with plans for the movie to air in the summer, but so much for that…
“We are deeply disappointed that our planned top secret project was made public,” Ferrell stated (via Deadline). “Kristen and I have decided it is in the best interest for everyone to forgo the project entirely, and we thank Lifetime and all the people who were ready to help us make this film.”
Bummer. Should we start the petitions now to see it? It certainly would’ve an interesting to see Ferrell and Wiig navigate the particular waters of the Lifetime drama, but alas, it’s not to be.