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Will Ferrell, Kristen Wiig kill it in Lifetime's trailer for 'A Deadly Adoption'

If you can't wait until June 20 to catch the premiere of Will Ferrell and Kristen Wiig's Lifetime movie "A Deadly Adoption," this 20-second teaser trailer will have to do the trick.

In those 20 seconds that are both manic and magic, viewers see a bearded Ferrell striding despite what appears to be a shoulder wound, Wiig aiming a gun, and Ferrell's attempt to leap out of the way of a speeding car.

"We could have had everything," whimpers a voice-over, likely Wiig's. "We could have had a happy life together. You are selfish, a coward, and a liar — just like the rest of them!"

Here's how the movie's described on Lifetime's website: "Inspired by a true story, 'A Deadly Adoption' is a high-stakes dramatic thriller about a successful couple (Ferrell and Wiig) who house and care for a pregnant woman (Jessica Lowndes, '90210') during the final months of her pregnancy with the hopes of adopting her unborn child."

The clip ends with Ferrell's character basking in a happier moment, seated beside Lowndes' character on a park bench. "You really are a strange girl," he says with a laugh, while a music-box version of "Rock-a-bye Baby" plays in the background.

But before June 20 rolls around, let's take a step back for a moment: After months of speculation, "A Deadly Adoption" appears to be a real thing that is happening. In April, after The Hollywood Reporter documented its development, Ferrell denied the project was real, but reports became more substantiated in recent weeks — especially when billboards started popping up last week. Considering its campy style and the comedy chops Ferrell and Wiig honed on "Saturday Night Live," it's set up to be an event that's tailor-made for live-tweeting.

"A Deadly Adoption" premieres at 8 p.m. June 20 on Lifetime, and is scheduled to re-air multiple times over the weekend. That's a lot of deadly adoptions.

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