CHICAGO, July 14 Accused murderer Drew Peterson
has demanded a halt to a planned TV movie about his case
starring actor Rob Lowe, his lawyer said on Thursday.
"Ladykiller: The Drew Peterson Story," which Hollywood
industry websites said last month was being filmed for Lifetime
television, is based on what Peterson's attorney called an
"extremely opinionated, blatantly biased, less than seriously
researched and defamatory book."
The movie could also bias potential jurors against
Peterson, a former suburban Chicago police officer who is
awaiting trial in the death of his third wife, attorney Walter
The "cease and desist" letter was addressed to Lowe,
Lifetime Entertainment and its parent companies, A&E Television
Networks, Disney/ABC Television Group, Hearst Corporation, and
Maksym said he sent the letter Wednesday evening and had
not received any responses.
Peterson has pleaded not guilty to the 2004 killing of his
third wife, Kathleen Savio, who was found dead in the couple's
bathtub in what was initially termed an accidental drowning but
later ruled a homicide.
His fourth wife, Stacy Peterson, disappeared in 2007 in a
case that is unsolved. "Big Bang Theory" actress Kaley Cuoco is
expected to play Stacy Peterson in the movie.
(Reporting by Andrew Stern; Editing by Jill Serjeant)