Rob Lowe Playing Prosecutor Jeff Ashton in Casey Anthony Biopic (PHOTOS)

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Rob Lowe is returning to Lifetime and will next star in the network’s upcoming movie Prosecuting Casey Anthony as Jeff Ashton, the prosecutor in the Casey Anthony trial.

The film will be based on Ashton's book about the case, Improper Justice: Prosecuting Casey Anthony. The highly publicized trial dominated the news in 2011, when Anthony was acquitted in the murder of her two-year-old daughter, Caylee.

Is Rob, 48, good for the role?

Lifetime executive Rob Sharenow believes so. "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," Sharenow said in a press release. As of late, the movie is titled Prosecuting Casey Anthony.

What do you think of his latest choice? Sound off in the comments and click through the gallery to see more celebs who've played real life people.

As mentioned, this isn't the Parks & Recreation star's first Lifetime role. The actor also portrayed Drew Peterson in the Lifetime movie Drew Peterson: Untouchable. Check out his acting chops below:

 

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  • Julie
    Julie

    Still better than Minka Kelly.

  • Julie
    Julie

    See Lifetime, HBO chooses REAL ACTORS for their movies.

  • Julie
    Julie

    Bill Murray for Oscar!

  • Julie
    Julie

    They really look like each other a lot, but I have serious doubts about Ashton's acting talent.

  • Julie
    Julie

    Don't screw up, or the angels will kill you.

  • Julie
    Julie

    I think she will be better than Reese Witherspoon. Too bad it's only a TV movie.

  • Julie
    Julie

    Can't wait!

  • Julie
    Julie

    The Butler sounds so exciting. So many actors playing so many important people.

  • Julie
    Julie

    AMAZING!

  • Julie
    Julie

    I want to see the pictures first, but I think Scarlett can do this .

  • Julie
    Julie

    I am still in shock that she will portrait this legend, but the movie is sure gonna bring a lot of rating for Lifetime.

  • Julie
    Julie

    Hope she won't screw up.

  • InsertNameHere
    InsertNameHere

    Oh my god, who the fuck gave her that role, she's hot but she looks nothing like her

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  • Jo Ann Boothby
    Jo Ann Boothby

    my question is very simple since jeff ashton wrote the book and rob lowe to play him on lifetime where does the money go for this

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