For FishbowlLA’s money, the most fascinating part of Susan King‘s LA Times interview with actor Rob Lowe are the details about his new day-to-day job as overseer of Miramax. That’s right; the former Brat Pack member has graduated to the green light brigade.
Thanks to the actor’s business partnership with Colony Capital‘s Tom Barrack, Lowe is in on the ground floor at Miramax’s Santa Monica offices, after the company became the first acquisition of Colony’s media fund. He’s presently helping figure out which movies can find new life:
“It’s really obvious that it’s the one thing I would be able to bring to the table with my area of expertise navigating the relationships with Hollywood,” Lowe said. “The deal just closed 90 days ago and we have been culling from the 250 books and scripts in various stages of development that Harvey and Bob [Weinstein] spent untold millions getting to this point. We have incoming calls from people who know we have the rights to things. It’s really exciting.”
Lowe recast as a Weinstein!? Talk about your Hollywood makeover.