June 16th, 2011
08:00 PM ET
“Parks and Recreation” actor Rob Lowe will take a break from his usual role - attractive leading man - to play accused wife-murderer Drew Peterson, his publicist told CNN.
The project, tentatively titled “The Drew Peterson Story,” will feature Lowe as Peterson, an ex-cop jailed for drowning his third wife, Kathleen Savio. Peterson is also suspected in the disappearance of his fourth wife, 23-year-old Stacy Peterson.
Lowe will star opposite “The Big Bang Theory’s” Kaley Cuoco, who will play Stacy.
To those who think Lowe’s involvement with a network characterized by melodramatic straight-to-TV movies is bizarre, Entertainment Weekly reminds us he starred in Lifetime’s “Too Late to Say Goodbye” in 2009.
“These movies aren’t made anymore, and in the last five years, they’re not made on television either - except in very specific places,” Lowe said of the 2009 flick. “One of ‘em is Lifetime, and they do it really, really well. So I’m glad they’re makin’ stuff like this, on Lifetime.”
Is this a step backward for the celebrity? Or are you excited to see Lowe play a more serious role than the goofy Chris Traeger?
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