The Lifetime movie you've been waiting your whole lifetime for.


Will Ferrell and Kristen Wiig are two of the most naturally funny people in Hollywood. They might be the two most naturally funny people in Hollywood. They're also two of the people least afraid of making some very strange decisions. Like dressing up as a Game of Thrones character they know nothing about or making a Spanish language melodrama despite not really knowing the language. They seem fully willing to take big risks, secure in the fact that they're so naturally funny that they'll somehow pull it off. And they usually do.

Which is why this is strangely intriguing:

That's a billboard on Hollywood Boulevard for Deadly Adoption, a Lifetime-style movie that's actually premiering on the Lifetime network on June 20th. Yes, it is real, and it does really star Will Ferrell and Kristen Wiig as a couple who take a pregnant woman into their home until she gives birth, so that they can adopt the baby. Because it's for Lifetime, something surreally melodramatic is likely to happen.

The two-hour movie was written by written by Andrew Steele, who previously brought us IFC's The Spoils of Babylon (which also featured Wiig and Ferrell), so we can assume it's going to be appropriately oddball.