Casting news: Rob Lowe to play Canadian mayor in 'Super Troopers 2'

Rob Lowe is turning Canadian for his role in the upcoming comedy Super Troopers 2. It has been revealed that the Parks and Recreation star is set to play a former hockey player turned mayor from Quebec called Guy Le Franc.

The 52-year-old took to Twitter to express his excitement over being involved in the project, describing it as "insane" and "funny." "Shooting SuperTroopers feels like Wayne's World or Austin Powers did. This one could be really special. Quotable for days," wrote the actor.

TAP FOR GALLERY Rob has joined the cast of Super Troopers 2.

Production on the follow up to 2001's cop comedy Super Troopers started last week in Boston. The movie received the green light after a successful crowdfunding campaign raised more than $4.5 million from fans eager to see more of Vermont's blundering pranksters.

The actor will star in season two of Code Black.

Rob's new comedic gig is much different than that of his featured role in season two of TV's Code Black. The Marcia Gay Harden-fronted medical drama will see the father of two playing a military doctor who is pulled from active duty in Afghanistan to share his wisdom with staff at Angels Memorial. His first episode airs Sept. 28 (CTV).

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