Jessica Lowndes, Kristen Wiig, and Will Ferrell have appeared on a newly-released poster for A Deadly Adoption, a Lifetime movie that gives a nod to its predecessors while winking at them.
Wiig and Ferrell will reportedly play a couple who plan on adopting a young woman’s unborn child, with apparently dangerous results. The movie has been hinted at several times in recent months but it was unclear whether it would really happen or not. According to the Hollywood Reporter, the film will air on Lifetime on Saturday, June 20 in celebration of the network’s 25th anniversary.
Ferrell told the press in April that the movie was never going to happen after news of it leaked, saying he was disappointed because the hope was to keep it a secret until closer to the air date.
“We are deeply disappointed that our planned top secret project was made public. Kristen and I have decided it is in the best interest for everyone to forego the project entirely, and we thank Lifetime and all the people who were ready to help us make this film,” he told Entertainment Weekly.
While Lifetime hasn’t made an official announcement, a giant billboard was spotted this week that featured the poster, sending fans into a flutter on the web.
A Deadly Adoption, everyone. pic.twitter.com/hsQ5Oom5av
— Rebecca Ford (@Beccamford) June 3, 2015
— Christian The Great (@xianthegreat) June 3, 2015
throwing a party for the June 20th premiere of Kristen Wiig and Will Ferrell's Lifetime movie 'A Deadly Adoption'. This is VERY important.
— Kelly Taylor (@ktaylor__) June 3, 2015
Gonna go ahead and hold a spot on this year's top ten list for "A Deadly Adoption."
— ImperatorHitFixDrew (@DrewAtHitFix) June 3, 2015