A Deadly Adoption Full Trailer: Watch Will Ferrell, Kristen Wiig Lifetime Movie Preview

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A Deadly Adoption Trailer

By Shari Weiss |

A Deadly Adoption Trailer


The full trailer for the Will Ferrell and Kristen Wiig Lifetime movie A Deadly Adoption premiered on Monday. Watch below!

Supposedly inspired by a true story, the upcoming film showcases Ferrell and Wiig as a couple who welcome a pregnant young woman into their home with hopes of adopting her child. Inevitably, things go wrong, and the soap opera-sounding plot evolves into what Lifetime says is a “high-stakes dramatic thriller.” The storyline apparently includes a love triangle and a shoot-out.

“90210” star Jessica Lowndes plays the pregnant girl. Ferrell executive produced the project, along with frequent Adam McKay. The TV movie was first said to be in the works in April, after which Ferrell released a statement claiming he was calling the whole thing off due to the news leak. But it was later reported that the flick had already wrapped production, and that the supposed leak and Ferrell’s angry statement were just publicity stunts.

The first indication that A Deadly Adoption was still moving forward came earlier this month, when a billboard for the movie popped up in Los Angeles. Lifetime then formally announced the program last week, releasing a poster and teaser. The trailer seems very in line with the melodramatic films the network is known for, and while Ferrell and Wiig are best known for their comedic roles, it’s unclear if this is intended to be a parody or campy spoof. A Deadly Adoption is slated to air on June 20. Check out the video below, and tell us what you think.


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