Mother, may I sleep with Will Ferrell? [Cred: Lifetime]
The network's VP of original movies, Arturo Interian, specifies, "It's not the 'Scary Movie' parody of a Lifetime movie. He wanted to legitimately do a Lifetime sexual thriller."
While the plan had been to sneak the film onto the air, details of the plot (a couple is stalked by the woman they've chosen as their surrogate) leaked, causing Lifetime to promote the movie and its fish-out-of-water stars. The direct approach has led some to question if Lifetime is finally settling into its reputation for over-the-top movies steeped in melodrama and women in trouble.
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