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D-Pete's Lawyers: Stop Filming Lifetime Movie or Else

By Chuck Sudo in News on Jul 14, 2011 4:53PM

Nine hours in a makeup chair and Rob Lowe is still too pretty to play Drew Peterson. (Photo via Lifetime.)

Today in the Drew Peterson Lifetime movie news: WGN Radio is reporting that D-Pete's lawyers have demanded producers of the film halt production immediately, saying the film would amount to a "character assassination" and "prejudice any potential jury pool" worse than what Peterson's own behavior in front of a camera already has.

Here's the letter. It's a hoot. Copies were even forwarded to stars Rob Lowe and Kaley Cuoco, who play Peterson and missing fourth wife Stacy Peterson, respectively. In addition to claiming the book on which the film is based on is an inaccurate representation of Peterson, the letter aso reads:

"Beyond the misappropriation of my client's name, identity, persona and likeness for commercial purposes, such a false, misleading and inaccurate movie would not only impute defamatory criminal conduct to my client but serve only to mislead, taint and prejudice any potential jury pool and undermine my client’s fundamental right to a fairtrial [sic]."

Or maybe Peterson was serious when he said he wished to see Denzel Washington play him in the film, for all we know. Peterson's attorneys asked producers to stop production by Friday or Drew will write a strongly worded letter to Michael Snees face legal action.