Rob Lowe’s modern-day persona is rooted in an aura of never-ending positivity, one that extends past his chipper Chris Traeger smile and into the TV and film project he chooses to associate himself with. Case in point: Lowe’s apparently genuine enjoyment for doing Lifetime TV movies, with Deadline reporting that he’s now signed up for his fourth, an upcoming remake of the horror classic The Bad Seed.
Based off of William March’s 1954 novel, the story centers on a parent slowly realizing that their precious, sweet daughter is a stone-cold killer. Previous versions—including the 1956 film adaptation, starring Patty McCormack—focused on the girl’s mother, but this Lifetime adaptation will put Lowe in the starring role as a concerned father, instead.
Lowe’s past Lifetime films run the network’s entire melodramatic gamut, from playing accused murderer Drew Peterson in Untouchable, to a murder victim himself in Beautiful And Twisted. It’s like they say, we guess: Find what you love and keep doing it (at least for as long as the budget and the mustache wax hold out).