Lifetime pokes fun at those silly Lifetime movies in the upcoming A Deadly Adoption. It stars Will Ferrell and Kristen Wiig as a married couple who look after a pregnant woman in the hopes of adopting her child. Funny or just WTF? Watch the teaser trailer after the jump and decide for yourself.
A Deadly Adoption is scripted by The Spoils of Babylon’s Andrew Steele, which, if you watched Spoils, you’ll recall wasn’t so much funny as it was just VERY high concept. So high that all you could do is stare quizzically at the TV screen and think: “Is this really happening?” and “Somebody really greenlit this?” It was a failed SNL skit that went on hour after hour, night after night. Which, in the end, made it fabulous, in a Warholian/”endurance art” sort of way. Deadly Adoption was directed by Rachel Lee Goldenberg, whose previous telefilm work includes Love at the Christmas Table, Escape from Polygamy, and Sunday School Musical, which all sound equally funny/not funny at all.
I guess what I’m trying to say is I just don’t know if I an get it up to watch this. What do YOU think?
A Deadly Adoption will premiere on Saturday, June 20 at 8pm ET/PT as part of Lifetime’s 25th anniversary festivities. (via Coming Soon)