It was just a matter of time before Hollywood latched into the story of Drew Peterson.
A Lifetime movie is swinging into production about the former Bolingbroke cop, who has been charged with the murder of his third wife, Kathleen Savio, after his fourth wife, 23-year old Stacy Peterson, mysteriously disappeared.
Rob Lowe will play Peterson and Kaley Cuoco (The Big Bang Theory) will portray Stacy, who vanished in October, 2007.
The movie is tentatively titled The Drew Peterson Story, a.k.a. Ladykiller, and it’s based on the true crime book, Fatal Vows: The Tragic Wives of Sgt. Drew Peterson, by local journalist Joseph Hosey, Deadline.com reports.
Hosey has been a reporter for the Herald News since 1999 and has followed every major development in the Peterson case since the beginning. He was the only media member to cover Kathleen Savio’s inquest, having broken stories of her death, and later the disappearance of Stacy.
The screenplay was written by Teena Booth, who wrote the 2009 Lifetime mystery drama about the disappearance of Natalee Holloway, which set ratings records for Lifetime Movie Network. A 10-episode reality series, Vanished with Beth Holloway, Holloway’s mother, is underway.
The Peterson movie will explore the two cases, of Kathleen Peterson who was found drowned in an empty bathtub, which was originally ruled as accident but later changed to homicide, and the mystery of Stacy Peterson’s disappearance.
Judith Verno, president of PeaceOut Productions, is Peterson executive producer. She has a raft of true crime movies to her credit, including Natalee Holloway, The Craigslist Killer, and Who is Clark Rockefeller?