First, Will Ferrell and Kristen Wiig were reported to be working on a spoof of Lifetime original movies that would actually be a Lifetime original movie. Then it came out that since the surprise was spoiled, the movie wasn’t going to happen after all. Then it was going to happen after all – and now, we have a twenty second teaser for A Deadly Adoption.
As with most truly inspired parodies, A Deadly Adoption appears to play things pretty straight, at least if this teaser is any indication of the tone the whole movie is going to strike. And yet, Kristen Wiig and Will Ferrell are in that rare group of comedic actors that can be funny just by looking pained onscreen, so this trailer is still full of laughs even though it doesn’t have any jokes.
You can see what I mean by checking out the teaser for A Deadly Adoption starring Will Ferrell and Kristen Wiig below. The movie itself is coming to Lifetime on June 20th, and until then you can find more about the film at its official site here.
Here’s the teaser: