EXCLUSIVE: Rob Lowe has just joined the cast of Super Troopers 2, the sequel to 2001’s bumbling cop comedy Super Troopers. Production on the film began in Boston last week. Lowe, fresh from his Comedy Central roast, will play Guy Le Franc, a former hockey player and the current mayor of a Quebec Canadian border town.
Broken Lizard, the comedy team behind the original film, raised more than $4.5 million to fund Super Troopers 2 during a crowd-funding campaign on Indiegogo last year, shooting past their initial goal of $2 million. Fox Searchlight is releasing the picture in North America. Broken Lizard members Jay Chandrasekhar, Kevin Heffernan, Steve Lemme, Paul Soter and Erik Stolhanske wrote and are starring in the film once again, with Chandrasekhar also directing.
Lowe recently joined the CBS drama series Code Black, which will return for its second season this fall, and he will next be seen in Pantelion Film’s How To Be A Latin Lover alongside Salma Hayek, Kristen Bell, Michael Cera and Rob Riggle. He is repped by Brillstein Entertainment Partners, WME and O’Melveny & Myers.