June 14, 2011 1:27pm PT by Lesley Goldberg
Rob Lowe, Kaley Cuoco to Star in Lifetime Movie
Rob Lowe is going from playing Parks and Recreation’s lovable boss to a man awaiting trial for the slaying of his third wife in Lifetime’s TV movie The Drew Peterson Story.
The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed that Lowe will play Drew Peterson, a charismatic, womanizing Chicago police officer that was charged with the death of his third wife after the mysterious disappearance of his fourth wife.
The Big Bang Theory co-star Kaley Cuoco will play Peterson’s fourth wife, Stacy, whose disappearance put the spotlight on him.
Based on Joseph Hosey’s nonfiction book Fatal Vows: The Tragic Wives of Drew Peterson, Judith Verno (The Craigslist Killer, Natalee Holloway) will executive produce the telefilm being written by Teena Booth (Natalee Holloway). Peace Out Productions will produce.
After following up on tips from a neighbor, authorities arrested Peterson and indited him for the death of his previous wife, Kathleen, who in 2004 was found drowned in an empty bathtub. Peterson has denied involvement in both cases and is awaiting trial.
Lowe is repped by WME and Brillstein Entertainment. Cuoco is with SDB Partners and Brillstein.