Will Ferrell and Kristen Wiig Will Be in an Intentionally Campy Lifetime Movie “A Deadly Adoption” UPDATED: This Apparently Isn’t Happening

(via The Hollywood Reporter)

Though the news broke on Apr. 1st, this apparently isn’t a prank. 

UPDATE: (via Deadline): This movie was still apparently not a prank, but it wasn’t supposed to be leaked either and now Will Ferrell and Kristen Wiig have reportedly scrapped the whole thing.

In order to commemorate Lifetime’s 25 years on television, they’re poking fun at themselves by having Will Ferrell and Adam McKay’s Gary Sanchez make a hammed up version of their already maudlin TV movies that they’ve become famous for. 

The movie is going to be called A Deadly Adoption and will star Ferrell and Kristen Wiig where the two try to adopt an unborn child of a mother that they’re giving shelter to. As an added bonus, Spoils of Babylon writer Andrew Steele penned the script for the TV movie, which sounds pretty perfect to us. 

So, it would seem that along with the Grumpy Cat movie last year, Lifetime is willing to have more fun these days.