Will Ferrell, Kristin Wiig swap laughs for serious moments

Will Ferrell, Kristin Wiig swap laughs for serious moments

A Deadly Adoption is an interesting choice for both Ferrell and Wiig, who parlayed their popular stints on Saturday Night Live into successful film careers.



By Reuters

Published: Wed 17 Jun 2015, 9:38 PM

Last updated: Wed 8 Jul 2015, 3:14 PM

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.

A Deadly Adoption is an interesting choice for both Ferrell and Wiig, who parlayed their popular stints on Saturday Night Live into successful film careers.

Despite A Deadly Adoption serving up a tongue-in-cheek take on Lifetime’s shows, the two seem to have put aside their comedy chops to play up the emotional plotline of the film.


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