Most of us here in Malaysia and Singapore will probably be unfamiliar with Lifetime channel or the frequently mocked movies it produces. Catering to the “lonely housewife” crowd Lifetime movies often focus on stories relating to family disputes, affairs of the heart and tales which would generally appeal to middle aged women. Imagine a daytime soap opera on a slightly higher budget but just as much camp appeal. Lifetime movies also where D list celebrities such as Melissa Joan Hart go to live out their rest of the lives in exile.
Which makes the upcoming “A Deadly Adoption” a rarity as it stars popular comedians Will Ferrell and Kristen Wiig. Taking a dramatic turn isn’t new for comedians. All of them have tried at least once in their careers. Even Will Ferrell (“Everything Must Go”, “Stranger than Fiction”, “Winter Passing”) and Kristen Wiig (“Welcome to Me”). Whether that has actually ever worked is a whole other case.
Seeing actors who potentially have more mileage left on the big screen trying their hand at a Lifetime movie feels like there’s an inside joke we’re not in on. Still can’t tell if “A Deadly Adoption” is a tongue-in-cheek parody or something to be taken seriously.
Watch the trailer for “A Deadly Adoption” on alcaTsar blog and judge for yourself.
“A Deadly Adoption” is scheduled to air in the U.S. on 20th of June 2015 as part of Lifetime’s 25th anniversary celebration. Unfortunately, “A Deadly Adoption” does not have an air date for Malaysia, Singapore and the rest of South East Asia as well.
A Deadly Adoption Cast & Crew Information:
Director: Rachel Goldenberg
Screenplay: Andrew Steele
Cast: Kristen Wiig, Will Ferrell, Jessica Lowndes
A Deadly Adoption Malaysia & Singapore Release Date:
A Deadly Adoption Malaysia Release Date: Unavailable at time of publishing
A Deadly Adoption Singapore Release Date: Unavailable at time of publishing
A Deadly Adoption U.S. Release Date: 20 June 2015