Rob Lowe In Talks To Join HBO's Liberace Biopic
As Chris Traeger, Rob Lowe is just one of many reasons Parks and Recreation is a must-watch comedy. While he's proven adept at making us laugh on the NBC comedy, he's also been busy demonstrating the more dramatic side of his craft with other projects lately, including a role in the upcoming film Knife Fight and Lifetime's TV movie about the infamous Casey Anthony murder trial. And now it looks like he may be joining the already solid-looking cast of the HBO movie about famous musician Liberace.
Earlier this month we shared the news that Dan Aykroyd was joining Behind the Candelabra, HBO's upcoming TV movie based on Scott Thorson's memoir My Life with Liberace. Today brings word from Deadline that Rob Lowe is in talks to play the role of Liberace's plastic surgeon in the film. The site doesn't elaborate further on the nature of the part beyond that, but given this bit of casting news, either it's a significant enough role to bring in a well known name to play the part, or they're looking to cast big names for even the "smaller" parts. Considering that this film is set for HBO - a network that has delivered numerous well-casted, high-quality films in the past - either is entirely possible.
Should the deal go through, Lowe will join previously cast Matt Damon, who's set to play Thorson (Liberace's driver and domestic partner), and Michael Douglas, who's set to play Liberace. Debbie Reynolds is also reportedly among the cast.
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