If Fifty Shades of Grey Were a Lifetime Movie…
June 20, 2015 - Fifty Shades of Grey
Saturday night, Lifetime will premiere a rarely anticipated, highly pointless new strange movie, A Deadly Adoption, starring Will Ferrell and Kristen Wiig. And while a grounds screams spoof, dual A+E Networks VPs swear Ferrell and Wiig played it straight: “We weren’t transparent if it was going to be authentic, if it unequivocally was going to be this murder story … It’s not a comedy. And it’s well-done,” Tanya Lopez told Entertainment Weekly. “It’s not the Scary Movie satire of a Lifetime movie,” Arturo Interian added, “[Ferrell] wanted to legitimately do a Lifetime passionate thriller.” But apparently A Deadly Adoption isn’t a usually semi-secret plan Lifetime has had adult a sleeve. Interian also suggested that, once on a time, Lifetime deliberate bringing Fifty Shades of Grey to their network:
INTERIAN We went after Fifty Shades of Grey for 5 seconds.
LOPEZ We had a manuscript, and no pitches had been set in Hollywood nonetheless … We had a review about if we could indeed do it. At a finish of a day, what would it demeanour like on an ad-supported network?
INTERIAN Because it was, like, 40 pages of tract and, like, 160 pages of sex.
LOPEZ What were we showing? Just neck adult and a lot of …
INTERIAN Facial reactions? [Laughter]
Sadly, we’ll never know what Christian Grey’s Red Room of Pain would’ve looked like in Lifetime’s world, since Interian says a network fundamentally got outmatched by competing offers. Just think, Dakota Johnson could’ve been a Lifetime film star.