Lifetime film with Will Ferrell, Kristen Wiig debuts June 20

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Posted: Jun 11, 2015 8:32 PM
Lifetime film with Will Ferrell, Kristen Wiig debuts June 20

NEW YORK (AP) — A new thriller starring Will Ferrell and Kristen Wiig will air later this month on Lifetime after experiencing some real-life drama of its own.

The network says "A Deadly Adoption" will premiere June 20 at 8 p.m. EDT.

But the fate of the film seemed in question a few weeks ago when its planned secrecy was spoiled. Ferrell then issued a statement that he and Wiig thought it was "in the best interest for everyone to forego the project entirely."

Although there was no further comment from the "Saturday Night Live" alums, Ferrell's statement was assumed to be a joke.

The movie is described as a high-stakes dramatic thriller about a couple (Ferrell and Wiig) who house and care for a pregnant woman (Jessica Lowndes of "90210") during the final months of her pregnancy with the hopes of adopting her unborn child.