Will Ferrell, Kristen Wiig to Star in Lifetime Movie! (Not an April Fool's Joke!)

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Let it be known that what follows is no April Fool’s joke.

In fact, this is serious. Blockbuster mega-stars Will Ferrell and Kristen Wiig are featuring in none other than - wait for it -  a Lifetime movie.

Will Ferrell at SNL 40
Kristen Wiig at SNL 40

Though we aren’t sure how serious the tone of the movie will be, sources confirm the duo will star in the forthcoming Lifetime movie titled A Deadly Adoption.

The film will be kicking off the 25th anniversary of Lifetime’s made-for-tv genre.

There is chatter that the film could have both a serious and campy edge. Ferrell and Wiig star as a couple hoping to adopt a woman’s unborn baby (Jessica Lowndes of 90210).

Of course, things go awry. And we are hoping it does so in true Ferrell and Wiig style when the film, slated for a summer premiere on Lifetime, arrives.

Will Ferrell is apparently a fan of the made-for-TV genre and wants to celebrate it with his own film. He will serve as its executive producer along with Adam McKay.

Not only does A Deadly Adoption mark the first time Ferrell or Wiig have starred in a Lifetime film, it also celebrates the reunion of Wiig, Ferrell, and McKay.

The trio is best known for their work together on Anchorman 2.

Now, the elephant in the room is Melissa Gilbert. Certainly, she has to be jealous that she might lose her title as the made-for-TV queen to Will Ferrell ...

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