Super Troopers 2 has added another leading man, making for a very pretty situation.
That’s right: Rob Lowe has joined the cast of the indie cop comedy that serves as a sequel to 2001’s cult film Super Troopers.
Lowe will tackle the role of Guy Le Franc, an ex-hockey player who’s now the mayor of a Quebec town on the Canadian-U.S. border.
The movie, which will be released by Fox Searchlight, comes courtesy of comedy group Broken Lizard and, well, you: An Indiegogo campaign launched last year sought at least $2 million to begin work on a “barebones” sequel, but wound up raising about $4.5 million.
The film, which has begun production in Boston, stars and is written by Jay Chandrasekhar (who also is the director) and fellow Broken Lizard members Kevin Heffernan, Steve Lemme, Paul Soter, and Erik Stolhanske.
After starring recently in such programs as Parks and Recreation and The Grinder, Lowe is returning to weekly TV as a cast member of CBS medical drama Code Black. On Labor Day, he was the man of the hour and subject of much ridicule at the Roast of Rob Lowe on Comedy Central.
Lowe — whose film credits include The Outsiders, St. Elmo’s Fire, About Last Night…, Wayne’s World, and two Austin Powers movies — will next be seen on the big screen in the indie comedy How To Be A Latin Lover, which also stars Kristen Bell, Salma Hayek, Michael Cera, and Raquel Welch.
Deadline first reported the news.