In April, news broke that Will Ferrell and Kristen Wiig had secretly filmed a Lifetime movie that lampooned Lifetime movies. Later, Ferrell and Wiig announced they were “deeply disappointed” by the leak and that the movie, A Deadly Adoption, would be pulled from Lifetime’s schedule.

Two months later, it looks like we were all being played. Lifetime’s A Deadly Adoption is very real, and has a very big poster.

Writes The Hollywood Reporter:

The duo stars in the dramatic thriller as a successful couple who house and care for a pregnant woman (played by 90210 alum Jessica Lowndes) in the hopes of adopting her unborn child — then things quickly go awry. The movie is described as a campy, fun, contemporary wink at the genre, and it comes as Lifetime is poised to mark the 25th anniversary of its TV movie business.

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In the span of one month, Lifetime will have premiered a new Will Ferrell/Kristen Wiig comedy and the buzzy, critically acclaimed series unReal. Remember when they used to just play Mother, May I Sleep With Danger? and Golden Girls reruns?


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