One of Rob Lowe’s most famous roles was as the idealistic and brilliant communications deputy Sam Seaborn on Aaron Sorkin’s The West Wing. Now it looks like he’s going to a much darker place in the political spectrum as Deadline reports that he’s signed on to star in Knife Fight. Lowe will play the “lead role of a political crisis specialist who plays hard and tough in dealing with various October campaign surprises.” Lowe clearly has the versatility to make such a role come alive and I’ll be interested to see what he does with it. In the meantime, you can still see him playing a character involved in politics (or at least governance) as he’s been killing it on Parks and Recreation all season long.
Knife Fight is set to hit theaters in October 2012 to capitalize on the reality show we call our Presidential election.