Interesting casting news:
Rob Lowe is going back to a Lifetime Original Movie after starring in Drew Peterson: Untouchable.
In Prosecuting Casey Anthony he’s a good guy. It’s based on prosecutor Jeff Ashton’s book Imperfect Justice, and Lowe plays Ashton; the story is told through his point of view. Ashton left the State Attorney’s Office after the case but then unseated his former boss in an election this past summer, taking office Jan. 8.
Elizabeth Mitchell of Lost plays prosecutor Linda Drane Burdick. Oscar Nunez of The Office plays defense attorney Jose Baez.
As for Anthony? A relative unknown named Virginia Welch (from web series A God Named Pablo) has the honors.
Lenny Kravitz has signed on for his first leading film role, playing singer Marvin Gaye in a biopic that will be shot next year.
The rocker’s publicist Carleen Donovan confirmed the news to the AP. Kravitz has played supporting roles in the past, including a small part in The Hunger Games. Rolling Stone first reported details about the 48-year-old performer’s part in the film. The singer/interior designer will portray Gaye during the 1980s when he was fighting his addictions and attempting to restart his career. Gaye died in 1984 after being shot by his father.