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Will Ferrell and Kristen Wiig plan a fatal adoption

Will Ferrell and Kristen Wiig are apparently not too good for anything: In their latest TV project A Deadly Adoption, they poke fun at the traditional lifetime films by simply making one themselves. We have a first trailer.

The so-called lifetime movies have a very long tradition in the USA. They are melodramatic, completely irony-free, sappy tragedies, especially produced for television. So when it became known on April 1st of this year that Will Ferrell and Kristen Wiig of all people had produced such a film for the 25th anniversary of the Lifetime broadcaster, the confusion was of course great. However, A Deadly Adoption wasn't an April joke, it is actually a full-length Lifetime film starring Will Ferrell and Kristen Wiig. We have the trailer for you above.

In A Deadly Adoption, Kristen Wiig and Will Ferrell take in a pregnant woman (Jessica Lowndes) in hopes of adopting their child when they are born. However, the plan does not work and the two get into huge trouble in a web of sexual fantasies and sick mind games. A depressing situation that neither of them would have wished for.

The staging, the acting, the musical background and everything about this trailer adapts to the conventions of classic lifetime films, and we can probably expect an apparently serious melodrama in the end product as well. But Will Ferrell and his beautiful beard as well as Kristen Wiig's dramatic play scream for a lot of fun. A deadly adoption will occur in the US on 20th June broadcast, we can hardly expect an official publication in Germany.

How do you like the trailer for A Deadly Adoption?