Accused wife killer DREW PETERSON wants ROB LOWE biopic flick to stop – OR ELSE!
Peterson, the former cop charged with the drowning murder of his third wife is threatening legal action to halt production of a movie in which he’s played by the “Parks and Recreation” star.
Peterson, 57, who’s also a suspect in the disappearance of his fourth wife Stacy, claims that Lowe and the Life­time TV producers have no right to profit from his infamous name.
“It’s almost funny – Drew’s name is mud, but he still doesn’t want them to make money out of it if he’s not getting a payday,” a source close to the case told The ENQUIRER.
Lowe, 47, had already filmed several scenes of “Ladykiller: The Drew Peterson Story” be­fore the threatened lawsuit demanded that the project be halted.
Peterson was a sergeant in the Bolingbrook, Ill., police department when Stacy van­ished in October 2007. As an intensive search went on for the 23-year-old, disturbing details surrounding the death of Peterson’s third wife, Kathleen Savio, began to emerge.
After exhuming Kathleen’s body, prosecutors concluded that her death – originally labeled an accident – was a homicide staged to look like an accident.
In May 2009, Peterson was charged with Kathleen’s murder and he remains in jail awaiting trial. Mean­while, legal experts predict Drew can’t stop the movie.
Media attorney Thomas Leavens notes that the producers wisely based the film on a book that Peterson never took legal action against.
“It’s so outrageous,” said the source about the suit. “I don’t think Rob Lowe will be losing any sleep over it!”