Thursday, March 29, 2012
Lifetime posted huge numbers in the first quarter of 2012, and the Drew Peterson movie was a big reason, according to television website TheFutonCritc.com
Drew Peterson: Untouchable, the smash-hit movie based on the critically acclaimed true crime sensation Fatal Vows: The Tragic Wives of Sergeant Drew Peterson, by Joseph Hosey (me), was a driving force in the Lifetime network's incredibly strong showing in the first quarter of 2012, says the website TheFutonCritic.com. TheFutonCritic said Lifetime "posted major growth in viewership among the key demographics in First Quarter 2012 versus First Quarter 2011," and pointed to Drew Peterson: Untouchable as a big reason: "Lifetime was the quarter's #1 basic cable network for movies among Women 25-54 and Women 18+ across total day and the debut of Drew Peterson: Untouchable, starring Rob Lowe, was the #1 movie telecast across basic cable among …
Friday, February 10, 2012
Another Drew Peterson play is set to open Sunday.
First there was the book, then the play and the movie seen by millions. And on Sunday, the Drew Peterson saga will get yet another dramatic treatment with the opening of Dating Walter Dante. WBEZ had a story on the new play and said this: "It's hard to imagine a comedy based on the Drew Peterson case, but playwright Jon Steinhagen is on a roll: this will be the third of his plays to go up in the past six months." Hard for them to imagine, maybe, but not hard for us here at the Shorewood Patch. But that's because we already saw a very clever play based on the Peterson story back in June. It was called Waiting For Drew Peterson, starring Nancy Friedrich and Amy Speckien, and directed by Scott Goldstein, and was performed at the Annoyance …
Tuesday, January 24, 2012
It looks like Drew Peterson's legal eagle Brodsky might have to ask for the murder trial to be moved to a different planet.
Drew Peterson: Untouchable smashed ratings records Saturday night and secured its place in the annals of television history, according to TV by the Numbers. An unbelievable 5.8 million viewers tuned in to the Lifetime original movie based on the true crime sensation Fatal Vows: The Tragic Wives of Sergeant Drew Peterson by me (Joe Hosey). Here's what TV by the Numbers had to say: "In its world premiere Saturday night, the Lifetime Original Movie Drew Peterson: Untouchable, starring Golden Globe® and Emmy® Award nominee Rob Lowe and Kaley Cuoco, generated record viewership, averaging 5.8 million Total Viewers, making it cable’s most watched original movie in the demo in two years since Lifetime’s The Pregnancy Pact on January 23, 2010. …
Sunday, January 22, 2012
Lifetime debuted "Drew Peterson: Untouchable" last night. What did you think?
Now's not the time to awkwardly deny you watch Lifetime movies, not when the channel's most recent flick was about Bolingbrook's own, Drew Peterson. Lifetime debuted "Drew Peterson: Untouchable" last night. The film stars Rob Lowe as Peterson, the disgraced ex-Bolingbrook cop who is accused of killing his third wife, Kathleen Savio, in March 2004. The movie has been in the works for nearly a year and is based off of Shorewood Patch Editor Joseph Hosey's book Fatal Vows: The Tragic Wives of Drew Peterson. Patch movie critic Dave Wilson said the movie "remains true to the real-life saga, which is a relief." He goes on: After all, you can’t get much weirder than what we can only imagine really happened to Drew’s third and fourth wives. Rob …
Thursday, January 19, 2012
To get through the Lifetime movie stereotypes, here is a drinking game created by the Chicagoist staff.
Wednesday, January 11, 2012
Movie critic says the upcoming Lifetime movie about Drew Peterson is "as bad as it looks."
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 …
Tuesday, January 10, 2012
The website Contactmusic.com reported on Rob Lowe's extensive preparation for the role of Drew Peterson in the movie based on my book "Fatal Vows."
Not only did Rob Lowe have to sit in a makeup artist's chair for nine hours every time he wanted to look as ugly as Drew Peterson, but he also spent an untold amount of time "immersing himself in 'hours and hours' of footage of the accused killer" to prepare for the new movie based on my book Fatal Vows, says the website Contactmusic.com. The site quoted a Lowe interview with Piers Morgan about the upcoming world premiere of Drew Peterson: Untouchable. Here was Lowe's take on playing Peterson: "I think he has a sort of malignant charm. And the question was how do you find that? I watched hours and hours and hours and hours of footage on him. He's got a very particular speech pattern, the way he holds himself, all the stuff that all actors …
Thursday, January 5, 2012
Rob Lowe appears on ABC's Good Morning America and talks about his upcoming Lifetime movie based on the Drew Peterson story.
When approached about playing Drew Peterson, the former Bolingbrook Police Department officer who is now accused of killing one of his wives, Rob Lowe had the same reaction most of us had: why me? Lowe appeared on ABC's Good Morning America on Wednesday and spoke to Robin Roberts about the Peterson role. "I quickly said why do you want me," Lowe said, when asked how he reacted about being offered the gig. "I felt like I was the last person that made sense to play Drew, which is exactly why I ended up saying yes, because I knew it would be such a departure for me." To view the entire interview, which also includes a few more scenes from "Untouchable", CLICK HERE. The movie has been in the works for nearly a year and will air on Lifetime on …
Wednesday, January 4, 2012
If you thought the preview was cool, you better check out this two-minute commercial.
Lifetime has a new two-minute commercial for Drew Peterson: Untouchable, and it is packed with action and drama. Rob Lowe is there pushing Kaley Cuoco into a big-screen TV. He's wearing a Hawaiian shirt in a bar and talking like Dennis Farina. It even looks like the guy playing Joe Hosey shows up for a few seconds. What else could you possibly want? But why talk about the commercial when you can watch the commercial. So go ahead. Click play and check it out. And then check out the movie on Lifetime Jan. 21.
Saturday, December 31, 2011
Some parts of the upcoming Drew Peterson movie was based on fact. Other parts were exaggerated for Hollywood purposes.
When it comes to Hollywood movies, it's anybody's guess as to how accurate accounts of real life are. The same can be said for "Untouchable", the Lifetime movie based off of the ongoing Drew Peterson saga. The movie is based off of Shorewood Patch Editor Joseph Hosey's book Fatal Vows: The Tragic Wives of Drew Peterson and is slated to air Jan. 21. The film definitely takes creative liberty in certain situations, an article in the Chicago Sun-Times reports. The article discusses some of the scenes that were based on fact and others that were the product of a Hollywood establishment trying to make a quality movie. From the article: After being arrested, Lowe as Peterson is taken into custody and ordered to change from his street clothes …