Rob Lowe has joined the cast of Super Troopers 2, according to Entertainment Weekly. The 52-year-old Parks and Recreation actor will play the lead role in the indie cop comedy.
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Rob Lowe will play the role of Guy Le Franc in Super Troopers 2, which is a sequel to 2001’s original Super Troopers film. Guy De Franc is a former hockey player who was elected as the mayor of a Quebec town on the U.S.-Canadian border.
The film, which will star Rob Lowe, Lynda Carter, and Brian Cox, is being made only thanks to its fans. Last year, there was an Indiegogo campaign which sought at least $2 million to make the sequel happen, but organizers of the campaign ended up raising nearly $4.5 million.
Jay Chandrasekhar, who stars in and directs Super Troopers 2, will also serve as the writer alongside Steve Lemme, Kevin Heffernan, Paul Soter, and Erik Stolhanske.
Apart from starring in the upcoming sequel, Rob Lowe also returns as a cast member in the CBS drama, Code Black.
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On Labor Day, Rob Lowe made headlines by being roasted on Comedy Central. Other than that, the 52-year-old actor has previously starred in Parks and Recreation, two Austin Powers films, The Outsiders, About Last Night…, Wayne’s World, and St. Elmo’s Fire.
Rob Lowe will also be seen in the indie comedy, How to Be a Latin Lover, starring alongside Salma Hayek, Kristen Bell, and Michael Cera. The film hits theaters in April of 2017
In other news, Rob Lowe is rooting for Donald Trump to become the next United States president, according to News Australia. The actor, who was born in Charlottesville, Virginia, thinks the Republican candidate’s presidential campaign is “a good thing.”
In his chat on Australian Hit 104.1 2DayFM’s breakfast show, Rove and Sam, last week, Rob Lowe explained why he feels Donald Trump is the right choice for America. The Hollywood actor thinks that Trump’s example proves that it’s now acceptable for anyone in America to run for president.
“Our founding fathers weren’t career politicians — I think it’s really healthy to have someone who’s achieved something else in their lives to enter into the public arena.”
However, Rob Lowe wasn’t so quick to lend his support for Trump when the hosts asked whether the actor will support the Republican candidate at the voting booth. The Parks and Recreation actor explained his rather uncertain position by saying that it’s a too “fluid race.”
“Whatever thought I have, I change the very next day because it’s such a fluid race and we’ve never seen anything like it.”
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Rob Lowe added that in this “brave new world,” whatever thoughts he has, they always change. But the actor was eagerly anticipating the first debate, saying it would either be a “trainwreck” or “something people study for years.”
On Comedy Central last month, Rob Lowe was a victim of rather brutal jokes. But he knew what to expect from David Spade, Jewel, Ralph Macchio, Jimmy Carr, and others, who love to roast celebrities.
The celebrities joked about Rob Lowe’s dark past, with some mocking the Hollywood actor for his controversial 1988 sex tape with a 16-year-old girl, and others joked about his struggles with drug addiction.
Although some may consider those subjects as ones that are not meant to be turned into jokes, Rob Lowe coped well and even laughed hard at some of them. Spade also had one joke about Lowe’s character in the film, The Outsiders.
“Rob was in the movie The Outsiders back in the day. His character was Sodapop because he was 98 per cent coke.”
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