Rob Lowe Tapped to Star in Casey Anthony Lifetime Movie

Former "West Wing" star Rob Lowe will play the prosecutor who unsuccessfully tried Casey Anthony last year

Last Updated: May 3, 2012 @ 5:33 PM

Rob Lowe and Lifetime are developing quite the relationship.

Former "West Wing" star Lowe, who played the title role in Lifetime's "Drew Peterson: Untouchable," will also star in its upcoming film about the trial of Casey Anthony.

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Lowe will play Jeff Ashton, the Florida prosecutor for Anthony's murder trial last year and author of "Imperfect Justice: Prosecuting Casey Anthony," upon which the movie will be based.

The film will be presented from Ashton's perspective and "take viewers behind-the-scenes of both the investigation into Caylee’s tragic death and the ensuing trial, shedding new light on the many questions of what happened to the two-year-old girl, how Ashton and his fellow prosecutors built their case and why a woman so shrouded in suspicion was proclaimed innocent."

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Anthony, who had been accused of killing her daughter Caylee, sparked a national obsession and, later, outrage among many — including HLN talking head Nancy Grace — when she was found not guilty.

"Drew Peterson: Untouchable," which aired in January, averaged 5.8 million total viewers.

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