“The Birth of a Plan Gone Wrong!” That’s the tagline for “A Deadly Adoption” the upcoming Lifetime movie starring Will Ferrell and Kristen Wiig. Ferell and Wiig have apparently long admired the ridiculousness of many a cheesy Lifetime movie, so much so that they worked with the network to create their own not-so-subtle send-up. And kudos to Lifetime for having a sense of humor and seeing the press upside to it (sooo many more people will be tuning in to this one than the network’s usual time wasters).
But it all came delivered a little scrambled. Ferrell and Wiig wanted the movie to be a secret and when the news was leaked, Ferrell claimed the whole project had been scrapped. What the press didn’t know was that the movie had already been shot and the comedian was just trying to deflect. Here’s the official synopsis:
Inspired by a true story, “A Deadly Adoption” is a high-stakes dramatic thriller about a successful couple (Ferrell and Wiig) who house and care for a pregnant woman (Jessica Lowndes from “90210“) during the final months of her pregnancy with the hopes of adopting her unborn child.
A teaser trailer was unveiled last week and now in the lead-up to the movie, the full she-bang has arrived. Watch below in all its ludicrous glory. “A Deadly Adoption” arrives on June 20th.