Will Ferrell, Kristin Wiig swap laughs for Lifetime drama
LOS ANGELES – Will Ferrell and Kristin Wiig are swapping their comedy talents for melodrama in Lifetime’s upcoming parody film “A Deadly Adoption,” as a trailer on Monday shows the duo getting entangled with a crazy pregnant woman.
In “A Deadly Adoption,” Ferrell and Wiig play a married couple who invite the pregnant mother of the baby they are adopting into their home, only the woman (Jessica Lowndes) seems to have sinister plans to make herself a more permanent member of the family (hint: watch out Kristin Wiig).
The one-minute trailer offers up all the dramatic and emotional elements best known for Lifetime’s infamous low-budget dramas, such as Lindsay Lohan’s much-ridiculed turn as Elizabeth Taylor in 2012’s “Liz & Dick.”
Despite “A Deadly Adoption” serving up a tongue-in-cheek take on Lifetime’s made-for-TV melodramas, Ferrell and Wiig seemingly have put aside their comedy chops to play up the emotional plotline of the film. – Reuters