*The first images of Cuba Gooding Jr. as O.J. Simpson, Courtney B. Vance as Johnnie Cochran and more cast members as their characters in FX’s upcoming limited series, “American Crime Story: The People V. O.J. Simpson” have arrived thanks to Entertainment Weekly.
Also revealed: John Travolta as defense attorney Robert Shapiro, David Schwimmer as defense attorney Robert Kardashian, Sarah Paulson as prosecutor Marcia Clark and Billy Magnussen as Kato Kaelin.
Based on the book “The Run of His Life: The People V. O.J. Simpson” by Jeffrey Toobin, the limited series is a look at the Simpson trial told from the perspective of the lawyers. It explores the chaotic behind-the-scenes dealings and maneuvering on both sides of the court, and how a combination of prosecution overconfidence, defense shrewdness, and the LAPD’s history with the city’s African-American community gave a jury what it needed: reasonable doubt.
Production of the FX limited series is currently underway in Los Angeles. Ryan Murphy (“American Horror Story,” “The Normal Heart”) will direct the first episode and serve as Executive Producer, along with Nina Jacobson, Brad Simpson, Scott Alexander, Larry Karaszewski and Brad Falchuk.
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