A few months back we reported on a surprise story that seemed too good to be true: Will Ferrell and Kirsten Wiig, who have otherwise proven themselves as not just genius comedians but strong actors, had made a Lifetime movie in secret. It was completely shot when news first broke, and no one seemed to believe it because the news was announced on April Fool’s Day.
But in a ridiculous twist worthy of a Lifetime movie, when the news finally got out, Ferrell and Wiig suggested they would can the project altogether. It was suspected that canceling the film was simply a ruse by Ferrell’s camp, and sure enough, EW obtained the first TV teaser for the film, A Deadly Adoption. Here’s the synopsis, which is all kinds of amazing:
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, “90210”) during the final months of her pregnancy with the hopes of adopting her unborn child.
A Deadly Adoption premieres on Lifetime as part of their 25th Anniversary on June 20 at 8 PM EST. Watch the teaser below: