Newswire: Will Ferrell and Kristen Wiig have apparently canceled their Lifetime movie already

Well, that was a fun 23 hours or so. As reported by Entertainment Weekly, Will Ferrell and Kristen Wiig have decided to cancel A Deadly Adoption, their satirical Lifetime movie that was supposed to premiere this summer. Apparently, Ferrell is so disheartened that the project’s existence leaked out that he’s willing to completely scrap it—despite the fact that the whole thing has supposedly been filmed already.

Now, considering that A Deadly Adoption was announced on April first and canceled on April second, some may be ready to decry us as April Fools. However, both EW and The Hollywood Reporter (as of yesterday) are confident that the movie was a real thing that was really going to air on Lifetime. As far as we know, it is not—and never has been—an April Fools’ Day joke. The dates here are just a coincidence. Ergo, fools we may …

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