Rob Lowe to Star in Lifetime's Casey Anthony Telepic

5:03 PM PST 05/03/2012 by Philiana Ng
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Rob Lowe

The "Parks and Recreation" actor previously appeared in the cable net's "Drew Peterson: Untouchable."

Rob Lowe is returning to Lifetime.

After starring in Drew Peterson: Untouchable, the Parks and Recreation star is set for the new television movie centered on the Casey Anthony trial, tentatively titled Prosecuting Casey Anthony.

Lowe will portray Jeff Ashton, the Florida prosecutor during the highly-televised trial and the author of the best-selling HarperCollins tell-all Imperfect Justice: Prosecuting Casey Anthony, the novel upon which the telepic is based. Casey Anthony was acquitted of killing daughter Caylee last year.

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

Prosecuting Casey Anthony will be told in Ashton's perspective, follows the investigation and the trial. The Fox TV telepic will be executive produced by Jean Abounader and Michelle Manning, directed by Peter Werner and was penned by Alison Cross.

Lowe, repped by WME and Brillstein Entertainment Partners, currently stars on NBC's Parks and Rec.

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