Lifetime deciding what to do with Will Ferrell movie

Staff Writer
Columbus Monthly

NEW YORK (AP) — The fate of a Lifetime TV movie featuring Will Ferrell and Kristen Wiig remained unclear on Friday after the project's secrecy was spoiled.

Lifetime confirmed on Thursday that the former "Saturday Night Live" stars had taped the ominously titled "A Deadly Adoption," playing a couple who befriend a pregnant woman in hopes of adopting her child.

After word got out, Ferrell issued a statement that he and Wiig had decided it was best to forego a project they had labeled "top secret."

Michael Feeney, spokesman for Lifetime's corporate parent, A&E Networks, said Friday that it's a disappointment that news was leaked, and that "the network is in the process of deciding what to do with the project." Earlier, the network had said it would air this summer.