Ryan Murphy is doing another brilliant TV series “American Crime Story: The People V. OJ Simpson” and just recently, cast members have been announced.
The cast includes Cuba Gooding Jr. who will play as OJ, David Schwimmer as Robert Kardashian and John Travolta as OJ’s defense attorney, Robert Shapiro. Selma Blair is also set to play the role of Kris Jenner who is then the wife of Robert.
Blair’s character is very close to OJ’s wife, Nicole Brown Simpson.
“American Crime Story” will also air on FX and Murphy has confirmed that it will follow the same anthology miniseries format. The first season will follow the 1995 murder case of Nocole Brown and waiter, Ronald Goldman. This particular case changed the world of tabloid and has sparked media frenzy especially when OJ was charged guilty and had to be chased down by cops before he finally surrendered. It was a case full of controversy and it has changed the lives of many especially those involved.
According to Murphy, “The OJ case was as tragic as it was fascinating – it seemed like everyone had a stake in the outcome. It was really the beginning of the modern tabloid age,” he said.
The first season will be more on the POV of the lawyers and it is based on Jeffrey Toobin’s book “The Run of His Life: The People v. O.J. Simpson.”
Sarah Paulson from “American Horror Story” is also set to join the cast of his new TV series as Marcia Clark, the prosecutor. She’s not the only one from “AHS,” though because Connie Britton from Season 1 will play the role of Faye Resnick, Nicole Brown Simpson’s friend. Her character is important because she has been staying with Nicole and Ronald before they were murdered in 1994 and she only left because she was urged to check herself in a drug rehab for her cocaine addiction.
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