Rob Lowe (left) and Jeff Ashton
Amy Sussman/AP; Landov
05/04/2012 AT 12:10 PM EDT
Rob Lowe is returning to Lifetime – this time to portray a lawyer in an upcoming TV movie
about last summer's Casey Anthony trial
The Parks and Recreation
star, 48, who previously played Drew Peterson
in the Lifetime movie Drew Peterson: Untouchable
has been cast as prosecutor Jeff Ashton. The movie, tentatively titled Prosecuting Casey Anthony
, will be based on Ashton's book about the case
, Improper Justice: Prosecuting Casey Anthony
In a case that captivated the country, Anthony, 26, was charged with and later acquitted of
murdering her 2-year-old daughter, Caylee
"We're thrilled to have Rob returning to our network, after his amazing star turn as Drew Peterson," Lifetime executive Rob Sharenow said in a press release. "He's one of those rare stars who can do it all, comedy, drama, heroes and villains."
What do you think of his latest choice?