It turns out 'Tiger King' set to be developed into a Ryan Murphy TV series starring Rob Lowe

Rob Lowe is in talks to star in a Joe Exotic project with Ryan Murphy.

The 56-year-old actor and the 54-year-old screenwriter are discussing a scripted project based on Joseph Maldonado-Passage, aka Joe Exotic, the star of the Netflix series Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness.

Rob shared some pictures of himself dressed up as Joe on Instagram and wrote: "Rob Exotic. UPDATE: Ryan Murphy and I will be developing our version of this insane story. Stay tuned!"

And Deadline confirmed that the pair have had discussions about the project but stressed that it is in the "preliminary stages".

Rob is currently starring in the series 9-1-1: Lone Star, co-created and executive produced by Murphy.

Meanwhile, Tiger King has come back to Netflix for a one-off special.

The Tiger King and I, an after-show hosted by Joel McHale, will feature brand new interviews with John Reinke, Joshua Dial, John Finlay, Saff, Erik Cowie, Rick Kirkman, and Jeff and Lauren Lowe.

In a video on Netflix's Twitter account, Joel said: "It's eye-opening and hopefully funny. So watch The Tiger King and I April 12 on Netflix."

Tiger King and the follow up special The Tiger King and I are both available to stream on Netflix now.