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

By: / May 4, 2012

Casey's Life After Trial
Caught using dead woman's alias.
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: