a fatal adoption Could have been the funniest cinematic joke ever. The plan was for AAA-list comedy stars Will Ferrell and Kristen Wiig to star in a cheap made-for-Lifetime thriller while it was slated to be completely straight. The plan was to dump it into Lifetime’s regular basic-cable release schedule without any promotion, just so random people might happen to catch it and be like, “Wait, what’s going on here?”
But someone spilled the beans. Advance details of the film were leaked to the press, surprising and, in fact, ruining the entire film – because it turns out to be nothing more than this single joke. The source of the leak was never revealed, but my guess is Lifetime. Mainly because The Hollywood Reporter seems to have sent out a full press release about it on April 1st. A joke, even if that joke is the only reason the movie got started. The only downside was that Ferrell was going to be mad at them (which he was), but that’s not what he was planning on making. another Lifetime Movie.
Where to Stream: nowhere officially but you can see an awesome windowbox version on youtube (More trouble than it’s worth, trust me.)