Rob Lowe is set to star in A Perfect Day, the latest TV movie in cable channel TNT's Johnson & Johnson spotlight presentation series.
Based on Richard Paul Evans' best-selling novel, the film tells the story of Robert Harlin (Lowe), an aspiring writer with a wife and a young daughter whose life changes when his book Day becomes an instant best-seller. Harlin's sudden fame takes a toll on his marriage until he encounters a mystic stranger who tells him he has 40 more days to live.
The film is slated to premiere in December.
Lowe previously starred in the TNT movies Salem's Lot and Framed.
"We couldn't hope for a better actor to bring to the screen this heartwarming drama about one man's journey through self-discovery," said Michael Wright, senior vice president of original programming at TNT and TBS.
Lowe's four-year starring turn on NBC's The West Wing earned him an Emmy nomination and two Golden Globe nominations. He reprised his role as a White House operative in the final episodes of the acclaimed drama in the spring.
On the big screen, he most recently was seen in the critically praised satire Thank You for Smoking. He is in production on Stir of Echoes: The Dead Speak.