DREW PETERSON, who’s suspected of murdering two wives, thinks it’s a crime that Rob Lowe is going to play him in an upcoming made-for-TV movie.
“Most men would be flattered to have handsome Lowe play them in a role, but Drew had a good laugh when he heard who got the part,” said a source.
“He thinks Lowe is totally wrong. He sees him as a sissy and pretty boy. Drew wants someone a lot more rugged to play him.”
The 57-year-old former police sergeant from Bolingbrook, Ill., is currently behind bars awaiting trial for the murder of his third wife, Kathleen Savio. She was found dead in a dry bathtub and her death was first thought to be accidental.
Peterson is also the prime suspect in the disappearance and suspected murder of his wife Stacy, who was 23 when she vanished on Oct. 28, 2007.
The case garnered international attention and Drew got to be known for his inappropriate comments to the press, once suggesting that Stacy’s menstrual cycles made her act crazy.
Even now, as he sits in a cell, Drew threw an insult at State Attorney James Glasgow, the Will County prosecutor who wants to convict him of murder.
“He told me that only Al Lewis could portray Glasgow,” Peterson’s attorney Joel Brodsky said, referring to the comic actor best known for his role as Grandpa Munster in the TV series “The Munsters.”
Although Lowe, 47, now starring in the NBC sitcom “Parks & Recreation,” got a thumbs down from Peterson, the accused killer said that Denzel Washington would be a good choice to portray him in the movie.
His persistent comical comments, however, aren’t sitting well with Kathleen Savio’s family.
“He’s mocking the death of my aunt and Stacy. Drew’s a pig,” Savio’s nephew Charles Doman told The ENQUIRER.
Doman thinks Peterson chose Denzel to play him because he identifies with the actor’s Oscar-winning performance in “Training Day.” In the movie, Denzel plays a rogue cop on the take who thinks nothing of murdering people.
“Picking Denzel says something about Drew himself,” noted Doman.