Yesterday, we reported that a secret Lifetime movie entitled A Deadly Adoption, which reunited The Spoils of Babylon stars Will Ferrell and Kristen Wiig, had already completed production, and was set for release sometime this summer. Just 24 hours later, producer-star Will Ferrell revealed in a statement to Deadline that they are pulling the plug on the project entirely. Here's what Will Ferrell had to say in a brief statement.
"We are deeply disappointed that our planned top secret project was made public. Kristen and I have decided it is in the best interest for everyone to forego the project entirely, and we thank Lifetime and all the people who were ready to help us make this film."
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.