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?
Along with the teaser trailer, we also get the official poster for A Deadly Adoption, which helps continue to push the joke with it's straight mocking of all the Lifetime movie ads that have come before it. Will Ferrell and Kristen Wiig shot the movie in secret, and it was almost canceled after news of the broadcast leaked early. Cooler heads prevailed, and we'll get to see what will surely be one of the more interesting releases of this year. This has cult classic written all over it. So, while we set our DVRs and wait for June 20 to roll around, take a look at this sneak peek along with the poster: