Will Ferrell and Kristen Wiig’s joint Lifetime movie debut has not only been officially confirmed but also has an air date. According to The Hollywood Reporter, A Deadly Adoption will air on the soapy film network on Saturday, June 20th.
THR confirmed the project after a large billboard promoting the film was placed on Hollywood Boulevard. The post features the tagline “The birth of a plan gone wrong” and an incorrect air date of Sunday, June 20th.
The top secret project starring the two comedy titans was initially spoiled on April Fools’ Day. Though many thought it was simply a prank, the project was later confirmed, though Ferrell told Entertainment Weekly that the pair “would forego the project entirely” following the leak.
Ferrell co-produced A Deadly Adoption with his frequent collaborator Adam McKay. The film was written by Andrew Steele, the co-creator of The Spoils of Babylon, and is described as a “high-stakes thriller.” The plot, as reported by EW in April, will have Wiig and Ferrell star as a married couple who house a pregnant woman (90210‘s Jessica Londes) in an effort to adopt her child. In the process, “the situation spirals dangerously out of control.”
The comedic take on the network’s melodramas is part of Lifetime’s 25th anniversary celebration. As reported by THR, Ferrell “is a huge fan of Lifetime movies” and had been hoping to create one of his own.
Wiig and Ferrell have shared screen time in only a few other projects, including Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues and The Spoils of Babylon. Wiig also had a cameo in Ferrell’s 2008 basketball comedy Semi-Pro.