Chicago Sun-Times movie critic Richard Roeper says he was hoping the upcoming Lifetime movie about Drew Peterson "would do justice to the memories of Kathleen Savio and Stacy Peterson, and achieve something beyond high camp."
Roeper's reaction to the film?
"That hope died within 10 minutes."
Roeper screened the movie, which stars Rob Lowe as the ex-Bolingbrook cop and is set to air Jan. 21 on Lifetime. The title of the review says it all: "Drew Peterson movie coming to Lifetime as bad as it looks."
From the review:
But I don’t know if Lowe has ever been more hilarious than he is in “Untouchable,” the upcoming Lifetime movie about Bolingbrook’s own Drew Peterson... Lowe’s Drew Peterson is nothing like the blustery, beefy, occasionally charming and often chillingly creepy character currently awaiting trial.
The movie has been in the works for nearly a year and will air on Lifetime on Jan. 21. In June, it was reported .
The movie is based off of Shorewood Patch Editor Joseph Hosey's book Fatal Vows: The Tragic Wives of Drew Peterson.
Hosey said he took exception to Roeper's review when he said Lowe's character was nothing like Peterson.
"How would he know?" Hosey said. "Also, when he says, 'After Stacy disappears, even Drew doesn’t seem to buy his own story that she’s on a beach with some new guy.' If Roeper had ever spoken to Peterson, he might know Drew really didn't seem to buy his own story. But hey, when Roeper's investigative reporting is based on watching television, what's he supposed to think?"
The film explores the two cases in which one of Peterson's wives was killed and another mysteriously disappeared and also features Kaley Cuoco, who stars the Big Bang Theory, as Stacy Peterson.
To view the Lifetime trailer, CLICK HERE.