Rob Lowe On For A Knife Fight

He's back in fictional politics...

Rob Lowe On For A Knife Fight

by James White |
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Don’t cross that Rob Lowe… He might be twinkly and charming and handsome and crap, but he’ll cut ya! Cut ya as soon as look at ya! All right, so maybe Lowe’s not exactly known for wielding sharp cutlery, but he has just signed on to political drama Knife Fight.

Bill Guttentag’s film will see Lowe back in familiar territory to anyone who enjoyed him as White House aide Sam Seaborn in The West Wing, albeit with some much darker shadings than the idealistic series usually portrayed.

Knife Fight will cast him as a hotshot political crisis specialist who works outside the rules during a tough electoral campaign. Guttentag wants to get the movie shot this June in San Francisco, then hold it for release until October 2012, which, not-so-coincidentally, will be when the next US presidential election campaigns are at their peak before voting kicks off on November 6. Timely! Between this and George Clooney’s The Ides of March, it looks like the next couple of years will be full of political operatives playing dirty.

Lowe, of course, has most recently been bringing the funny in the excellent Parks & Recreation, playing health nut interim city manager Chris Traeger. Long may he continue...

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