HBO has released the first trailer for their upcoming comedy special Ferrell Takes the Field, a collaboration between the cable network, Will Ferrell's Funny or Die and Major League Baseball. This special follows Will Ferrell as he plays every baseball position on the field for 10 different teams, all over the course of one day. The special is dedicated to helping the charity Cancer for College, and airs Sunday, September 12 at 10 PM ET on HBO.
In a role filled with hopes and dreams, Will Ferrell went to five different spring training ballparks in Arizona. The special honors the historic feat of Bert Campaneris five decades ago by playing every position on the field, and maybe some off the field, for ten different teams in the same day. On Sept. 8, 1965, Bert "Campy" Campaneris, in only his second major league season, went 0-for-3 playing all nine positions for the Kansas City Athletics in a game against the California Angels.Read More
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.Read More
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?Read More
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.Read More
Box office winner and Golden Globe nominee Will Ferrell will star in the comedy Tom's Dad to be directed by Oscar nominated director Lasse Hallström, it was announced today by producers Joni Levin and Keith Clarke of Point Blank Productions, Christi Dembrowski and Johnny Depp of Infinitum Nihil and Arsenal's John Ptak.
Fortitude International, co-founded by Nadine de Barros, Robert Ogden Barnum and Daniel Wagner, is handling foreign sales on the project and is presenting it to buyers at the Cannes Film Market. De Barros is supported by her sales team including Katie Irwin, VP of International and Samantha Peel, Director of International Sales and Marketing. Peter D. Graves (TERMINATOR SALVATION, W.) is executive producing, as well as providing marketing and distribution oversight. Emmy-Award winning production designer Thomas A. Walsh (ABC's "Desperate Housewives," A&E's "Longmire") will co-produce. UTA Independent Film Group is handling North American rights. Martin Casella (ONE NIGHT STAND) wrote the original screenplay with revisions by Clarke.Read More
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.Read More