We at RT love Lifetime movies — especially me — as you can tell by my many recaps of the awesomeness, the debuachery and that one time they made Rob Lowe look terrible. (Why, Lifetime? Why Rob Lowe? Think of your audience!) So my interest was piqued when I heard that Kristen Wiig and Will Ferrell were making a Lifetime movie called A Deadly Adoption. I mean, I figured it was a joke. They announced it on April Fool’s Day, for goodness sake. This isn’t my first day on the Internet.
A few days after the April 1 “leak,” the movie was cancelled, via statement. I was sad, because A Deadly Adoption sounded like a movie I would 100 percent enjoy: Ferrell and Wiig were to play a married couple looking to adopt. They befriend a pregnant woman, and then things spiral out of control. I love it when things spiral out of control on Lifetime movies!
You could wonder if Lifetime would mock its own bread and butter, the movies that helped make the network popular, but I’ve covered the channel for awhile now, recapping their Witches of East End show, as well as movies, and I have to say, I think they have a sense of humor about themselves. I think they’d be into it.
But, fine, it was a hoax. I accepted it. I moved on. And then, and then!, two weeks ago a giant billboard for the film appeared on Hollywood Boulevard. (I’m giggling just looking at Ferrell’s beard. That man makes me laugh.) Behold:
Glorious, right? Totally happening, right? Except the date on the post is wrong. This year, there is no Sunday, June 20. There’s a Saturday, June 20, sure. This seems like a pretty big blunder.
But there’s more. Becauseearlier this week, Lifetime released a full, very real looking trailer for the movie. Check it:
So, I guess, this is a thing that is happening? And you can bet your sweet bippy I’ll be recapping.