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‘Deadly Adoption’ Extended Trailer: Ferrell & Wiig Go Baby Crazy

‘Deadly Adoption’ Extended Trailer: Ferrell & Wiig Go Baby Crazy

Following the first trailer that arrived last week, Lifetime has released an extended trailer for their upcoming TV movie A Deadly Adoption. Shot in secret last year, Will Ferrell and Kristen Wiig "canceled" the release of this thriller when word leaked in April. But Lifetime has decided to air it anyway on Saturday, June 20 at 8 PM ET. The movie coincides with Lifetime's 25th Anniversary festivities, and while it is a parody of the network's original Lifetime movies, it's certainly more dramatic than humorous.

Inspired by a true story, A Deadly Adoption is a high-stakes dramatic thriller about a successful couple (Will Ferrell and Kristen Wiig) who house and care for a pregnant woman (Jessica Lowndes) during the final months of her pregnancy with the hopes of adopting her unborn child. They soon find out that this pregnant woman has designs on tearing their family apart, from the inside out. Yahoo! TV describes the story as a cross between The Crush and The Hand That Rocks the Cradle.

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Lifetime's ‘Deadly Adoption’ Trailer with Will Ferrell & Kristen Wiig

Lifetime's ‘Deadly Adoption’ Trailer with Will Ferrell & Kristen Wiig

This is definitely not a joke, though it's still pretty funny! Will Ferrell and Kristen Wiig are playing it straight in the first trailer for A Deadly Adoption. The movie was created for Lifetime's 25th Anniversary, and is not a spoof, but a true Lifetime movie starring these iconic comedic icons in the lead roles. Can you believe it? We almost can't!

Though carrying straight faces into this dark thriller, A Deadly Adoption is still poking fun at all the Lifetime movies that have come before it. Will Ferrell and Kristen Wiig, both Saturday Night Live alums, star as a married couple who look after a pregnant woman in hopes of adopting her child. As you can see in this short teaser, things go off the rails pretty quickly. And it looks like Will Ferrell might be falling for this surrogate mom. Is that what sends Kristen Wiig careening over the edge?

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Will Ferrell & Kristen Wiig Lifetime Movie Coming in June

Will Ferrell & Kristen Wiig Lifetime Movie Coming in June

Back in April, we reported that Will Ferrell and Kristen Wiig shot a secret Lifetime movie entitled A Deadly Adoption. The initial report revealed that the movie was slated to debut this summer on Lifetime, with the premiere coinciding with the network's 20th anniversary. Surprisingly, one day later, Will Ferrell canceled the project entirely, releasing a statement that he and his co-star were "deeply disappointed that our planned top secret project was made public." We never heard anything more about the project, but yesterday, a billboard for the movie was spotted on Hollywood Boulevard in Los Angeles, which reveals a June 20 premiere date.

Although the poster says A Deadly Adoption will air on "Sunday" June 20, the date actually falls on a Saturday, which is when the movie will actually air, according to insiders. The poster features both Will Ferrell and Kristen Wiig, along with the tagline "The birth of a plan gone wrong." The story centers on a successful married couple (Will Ferrell and Kristen Wiig) who take in a young pregnant woman (Jessica Lowndes), in hopes of adopting her child when she comes to term, when things go terribly wrong.

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Nine ‘The Martian’ Photos Feature Matt Damon & Kristen Wiig

Nine ‘The Martian’ Photos Feature Matt Damon & Kristen Wiig

Over the weekend, we showed you The first photo of Matt Damon in director Ridley Scott's The Martian. Now, we have nine more images from the movie, which give us a first look at Matt Damon's co-star, the earth-bound Kristen Wiig. We also get to see more of Matt Damon as a stranded astronaut on Mars, as well as a look at the action behind-the-scenes on what will surely be one of the more exciting movies this coming holiday season.

During a manned mission to Mars, Astronaut Mark Watney (Matt Damon) is presumed dead after a fierce storm and left behind by his crew. But Watney has survived and finds himself stranded and alone on the hostile planet. With only meager supplies, he must draw upon his ingenuity, wit and spirit to subsist and find a way to signal to Earth that he is alive. Millions of miles away, NASA and a team of international scientists work tirelessly to bring "the Martian" home, while his crewmates concurrently plot a daring, if not impossible, rescue mission. As these stories of incredible bravery unfold, the world comes together to root for Watney's safe return.

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Will Ferrell & Kristen Wiig Cancel Secret Lifetime Movie

Will Ferrell & Kristen Wiig Cancel Secret Lifetime Movie

Our report from yesterday revealed that the story centered on a married couple (Will Ferrell and Kristen Wiig) who take in a young pregnant woman (Jessica Lowndes), with the hope of adopting her baby once she gives birth, although their plan starts to fall apart. No other story details were given, but the movie was directed by Rachel Lee Goldenberg (Escape from Polygamy) from a script by Andrew Steele (The Spoils of Babylon). Will Ferrell produced the TV movie alongside his Gary Sanchez Production partner Adam McKay, Andrew Steele, Sharon Bordas, Fernando Szew and Jessica Elbaum.

The movie was said to be a, "campy and fun and a contemporary wink at the genre," which coincides with the 25th anniversary of Lifetime's first ever TV movie. Are you disappointed that A Deadly Adoption won't see the light of day? Or do you think this is all a publicity stunt? Let us know what you think below.

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Kristen Wiig & Will Ferrell Shot a Secret Lifetime Movie

Kristen Wiig & Will Ferrell Shot a Secret Lifetime Movie

‘The Spoils of Babylon’ stars Will Ferrell and Kristen Wiig are reuniting for the Lifetime TV movie ‘A Deadly Adoption’.
‘Masterminds’ Trailer Starring Zach Galifianakis & Kristen Wiig

‘Masterminds’ Trailer Starring Zach Galifianakis & Kristen Wiig

‘Masterminds’ is the true story of one of the largest cash heists ever committed on American soil, from the director of ‘Napoleon Dynamite’.
‘Spoils Before Dying’ Gets Kristen Wiig & Haley Joel Osment

‘Spoils Before Dying’ Gets Kristen Wiig & Haley Joel Osment

Maya Rudolph has joined IFC's 6-part miniseries ‘The Spoils Before Dying’, which debuts this summer.