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Rob Lowe In Talks With American Horror Story's Ryan Murphy For New Joe Exotic Adaptation

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Rob Lowe In Talks With American Horror Story's Ryan Murphy For New Joe Exotic Adaptation

Actor and producer Rob Lowe is in talks with American Horror Story creator Ryan Murphy to create a new version of the Tiger King story.

Deadline reports the mooted project is a 'scripted adaptation' focusing on Joe Exotic's life, although it's not yet clear if it would be a film or television series.

Lowe has clearly cottoned on to the fact the Netflix show - full title, Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness - is all anyone can talk about, and the story definitely lends itself to a dramatic production.

He posted on Instagram to tease the project, sharing a photo of himself dressed as now-infamous zoo owner Joe Exotic. He wrote: "Rob Exotic. UPDATE: Ryan Murphy and I will be developing our version of this insane story. Stay tuned!"

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People are clearly keen on the idea, with everyone from John Barrowman to Gwyneth Paltrow responding with a combination of dread and excitement.

Among the sea of blue tick responders, Chris Pratt replied simply: "Oh YES!"

Some however, were less pleased, mainly members of his household.

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In the photos he's holding the family dog for effect, which caused his son Johnny Lowe to reply: "Please put our dog down, this is traumatising."

Credit: Instagram/Rob Lowe
Credit: Instagram/Rob Lowe

His other son, Matthew, replied saying: "Now I know where my Bass Pro hates went," followed by a face palm emoji.

Of course, the real Tiger King is in prison, where he's currently serving a 22-year prison sentence for being caught trying to pay someone to kill his rival - animal rights activist Carole Baskin.

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It just so happened that the person he tried to pay in the murder-for-hire plot turned out to be an undercover FBI agent. If you've not seen the show yet, you're in for a ride.

If that all doesn't sound weird enough, the show picks up drastically from there.

Jeff Lowe - no relation to Rob - ended up taking over the Greater Wynnewood Exotic Animal Park after ex-business partner Joe was arrested.

The Tiger King. Credit: Netflix
The Tiger King. Credit: Netflix
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Since he got sent to prison in April last year, Joe has launched a $94 million (£78m) lawsuit against the US government.

Following the show's release, law enforcement officers in Florida have also launched another investigation into the disappearance of Baskin's second husband Jack 'Don' Lewis in 1997.

Joe Exotic has consistently accused Baskin of 'feeding [Lewis] to the tigers', although she has always denied any involvement and was also never a suspect or even a person of interest, according to police.

Featured Image Credit: Instagram/Rob Lowe

Topics: tiger king, TV and Film, US Entertainment

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