“A Deadly Adoption” is meant to be a campy take on the TV movie genre. The two-hour movie stars Ferrell and Wiig as a married couple taking care of the pregnant woman (played by “90210’s” Jessica Lowndes), whose baby they plan to adopt. Their plans become complicated as the dramatic thriller plays out.
Ferrell serves as an executive producer through his and Adam McKay‘s Gary Sanchez Productions with Mar Vista Entertainment and National Picture Show. Rachel Lee Goldenberg (“Escape From Polygamy,” “Love at the Christmas Table”) directed the movie, which was written by Andrew Steele (“The Spoils of Babylon”). Steele also executive produces alongside Sharon Bordas, Fernando Szew and Jessica Elbaum.
Already shot and set for a summer release, the movie will become part of Lifetime’s 25th anniversary celebration of its TV movie production.
Lifetime’s first movie, “Memories of Murder,” aired in 1990. Recently, it has aired “Flowers in the Attic” and its sequel, “Petals on the Wind,” “Aaliyah,” “Whitney,” “Liz & Dick,” a remake of
THR first reported the “A Deadly Adoption” deal.