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Rob Lowe to Play Murder Victim in Lifetime Movie

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA - DECEMBER 12: Rob Lowe is a presenter at the 2014 Breakthrough Prizes Awarded in Fundamental Physics and Life Sciences Ceremony at NASA Ames Research Center on December 12, 2013 in Mountain View, California. (Photo by Steve Jennings/Getty Images for MerchantCantos)

Rob Lowe —  or at very least, Rob Lowe's corpse! —  is heading to Lifetime. Lowe will star in the network's new ripped-from-the-headlines film Beautiful and Twisted as Ben Novack Jr., the heir to Miami's luxury Fontainebleau hotel fortune who was found brutally murdered. Paz Vega will play his wife, Narcy, a prime suspect in his murder, while Candice Bergen plays his mom. Presumably he isn't murdered right away and/or the film relies heavily on flashbacks/ghosts, or else Lowe is just seriously trying to cut down on his work schedule these days.

Photo: Steve Jennings/Getty