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Lifetime's Will Ferrell And Kristen Wiig Flick Looks Awesomely Campy
You know those times when you really want to be let in on a joke, but are afraid to ask because the joke might be on you? This is might be one of those moments.
Lifetime has just released the full trailer for 'A Deadly Adoption', the soon-to-be released movie staring Will Ferrell and Kristen Wiig, and the joke seems to be that they're playing the roles completely straight. Typically anytime Kristen Wiig and Will Ferrell are involved in a project, we brace ourselves to laugh, but this time there are no punchlines, no nudges, no winks, just pure, Lifetime camp. And, joke or no joke, we can't wait.
The movie, which will premiere on June 20th, features Ferrell and Wiig as a successful couple who take in a woman—played by 90210's Jessica Lowndes—in the last few months of her pregnancy, in the hopes of adopting the child. But, as the title suggests and as we've come to expect with most Lifetime fare, the seemingly happy premise takes a 'deadly' turn. Not unlike to Lifetime's 2006 thriller, The Last Trimester, soon after moving in with the couple, the young mother quickly becomes hellbent on seducing Ferrell's character and violently removing Wiig from the picture. As you'll see, the drama is played very straight by both comedic actors, but that may very well be the whole joke.
'A Deadly Adoption' was written by former SNL writer Adam Steele and directed by Rachel Lee Goldberg, who has worked with Lifetime and Funny Or Die, so the tone could go either way. Talk of the movie was first heard on April Fool's Day this year, so there's reason to believe there's a punchline in there somewhere, but we may have to wait and see for the full release.