Will Ferrell and Kristen Wiig made a Lifetime movie, and the trailer is now online. What else is there to say? That’s pretty much all the urging you need to watch this thing ASAP.
The existence of the dramatic thriller A Deadly Adoption leaked a couple of months ago, when word broke that Ferrell and Wiig had shot an entire Lifetime movie in secret, with the aim of it debuting out of nowhere on the network. Ferrell subsequently shot down these reports saying the movie wouldn’t be released because the surprise had been spoiled, but in the end it appears he was pulling our chain (or maybe still in character?).
Directed by Rachel Lee Goldenberg (Escape from Polygamy) and written by Andrew Steele (IFC’s The Spoils of Babylon, also starring Ferrell and Wiig), the film is “inspired by a true story” and finds Ferrell and Wiig playing a successful couple who house and care for a pregnant woman (Jessica Lowndes) in the hope of adopting her unborn child. This being a Lifetime movie and all, things subsequently take a dark turn.
This thing is played completely straight, and the results as witnessed by this teaser trailer are pretty magnificent. Is that blood on Ferrell’s shirt? Why is he looking so creepily at the pregnant woman? Where did Wiig’s character get a gun? A Lifetime Original Movie just became one of the must-sees of summer TV.
Watch the teaser trailer below. A Deadly Adoption premieres on Lifetime June 20th.