Is ‘Parks and Rec’s’ Rob Lowe Becoming Lifetime’s Sordid Crime Drama Specialist?

May 4, 2012  •  Post A Comment

A Lifetime movie about Casey Anthony has tapped "Parks and Recreation" star Rob Lowe, perhaps signaling that the network is looking to the actor as its "go-to guy for sordid crime trial docudramas," reports EW.com’s Inside TV.

Lowe previously starred as Drew Peterson in Lifetime’s "Drew Peterson: Untouchable."

In the movie "Prosecuting Casey Anthony," Lowe will portray Jeff Ashton, the prosecutor in the trial, which grabbed headlines in 2011 as Anthony was acquitted for the murder of her 2-year-old daughter Caylee, the story says.

“We’re thrilled to have Rob returning to our network, after his amazing star turn as Drew Peterson,” Rob Sharenow, executive vice president of programming for Lifetime Networks, said in a statement. “He’s one of those rare stars who can do it all — comedy, drama, heroes and villains. There are very few actors in the history of our business who have been able to have such success on such a broad range.”

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