No popcorn party, but will Drew Peterson watch Lifetime movie about him?
BY JON SEIDEL Sun-Times Media firstname.lastname@example.org January 19, 2012 5:44PM
Drew Peterson (left) and Rob Lowe in character as the former Bolingbrook Police officer.
Updated: January 19, 2012 6:32PM
No, there won’t be a popcorn party this weekend at the Will County Jail.
And yes, some Will County officials will be watching when Lifetime airs its “Drew Peterson: Untouchable” movie at 7 p.m. Saturday about the former Bolingbrook cop accused of killing this third wife. They apparently won’t include Sheriff Paul Kaupas or Bolingbrook Police Chief Kevin McCarthy, though.
Kaupas is going out of town for a wedding, spokeswoman Kathy Hoffmeyer said. It’s not clear whether he’ll set the DVR.
And McCarthy’s secretary, Linda Simpson, eagerly reported her boss’s plans to ignore it.
“I’m not watching it either,” Simpson said.
State’s Attorney Jim Glasgow, the man trying to prosecute the real-life Peterson for the murder of Kathleen Savio, said he’ll be tuning in, but not by choice.
“Obviously I have to watch it,” Glasgow said.
He said his office has to be aware of any publicity in the case — “for obvious reasons.” Glasgow said Lifetime’s movie won’t hurt his case, but he didn’t want to talk about the footage he’s seen so far. The case is on hold pending appeals.
“Untouchable” is based on the book “Fatal Vows: The Tragic Wives of Sergeant Drew Peterson” by former Joliet Herald-News reporter Joe Hosey. It stars Kaley Cuoco as Peterson’s missing fourth wife Stacy Peterson, Cara Buono as Savio and Rob Lowe as Peterson.
And, in case Lowe’s wondering, there’s a chance Peterson could spend Saturday night watching his performance. Hoffmeyer said Peterson’s jail pod has six TV sets. They must all be tuned to the same channel, she said, and it’s up to the guards to pick it. But she said Peterson could make a request.
“So there is a possibility that Drew could watch,” Hoffmeyer said.