Sorry, Folks: Kristen Wiig and Will Ferrell Are Scrapping Their Campy Lifetime Movie After Online Leak
Thanks Internet, you’ve done it again and ruined everything for us!
Because plans of Kristen Wiig and Will Ferrell’s top secret project for Lifetime were leaked yesterday, the stars are now pulling the plug on the movie.
In a statement made to Entertainment Weekly, Ferrell explains they’re scrapping plans for A Deadly Adoption saying,
We are deeply disappointed that our planned top secret project was made public. Kristen and I have decided it is in the best interest for everyone to forego the project entirely, and we thank Lifetime and all the people who were ready to help us make this film.
Yesterday, we reported that Wiig and Ferrell had filmed a movie entitled A Deadly Adoption, to be aired on Lifetime in early summer. The Hollywood Reporter even assured that this wasn’t some April Fool’s joke, given the unexpected nature of the project.
In the film, the comics played a successful couple who take in a pregnant woman in hopes of adoption her baby. Something goes awry, as insinuated by the title.
Meant to be a campy, “high stakes dramatic-thriller” part of Lifetime’s 25th anniversary celebration of its movie franchise, any info about the 2-hour film was not supposed to be made public. Understandably, the two actors are not happy.
However, just because Lifetime doesn’t have Ferrell or Wiig’s blessing does not mean they can’t air the movie (if the cable network owns the rights).
A source told EW, “The only leverage Ferrell has is Lifetime not wanting to piss him off. But what difference does it make if they piss off Ferrell? He will never work again with Lifetime.”
So for now, whether the film will air or not is uncertain.