Saturday, March 28, 2015

American Crime Story: More Cast Members Announced

For the last few weeks I've been distracted with the final season of Glee and Ryan Murphy's other two projects, American Horror Story: Hotel and Scream Queens but it seems that more cast members have been revealed for the upcoming American Crime Story: The People V. OJ Simpson.

With Cuba Gooding Jr (who recently guest starred on Empire) playing the title role and Sarah Paulson as prosecutor Marcia Clark, other cast members include ....

Former Friends star himself David Scwhimmer will play Robert Kardashian. Yup, the father of Kim Kardashian herself, who was also an instrumental during the OJ Simpson trial. The miniseries will also look at the trial from the perspective of the lawyers themselves with Schwimmer's Kardashian being a confidant for Simpson.

John Travolta (Saturday Night Fever, Pulp Fiction etc) will take on the role of  Attorney Robert Shapiro, a key member of O.J. Simpson’s Defense Dream Team. Travolta will also serve as a producer on the upcoming 10 part miniseries. For some reason, I was convinced it was going to be 13 episodes, but it's actually ten instead. That is probably a good thing.

Courtney B. Vance (Law & Order: Criminal Intent) will play the role of Johnnie Cochran, the defence attorney who famously said during the closing arguments of the trial "If it doesn't fit, you must acquit," Vance's wife, Angela Bassett has previously worked with Ryan Murphy and company in the last two seasons of American Horror Story.

Finally (well at least for the time being until other cast announcements are made), Nashville actress, Connie Britton will take on the role of Faye Resnick. Britton who has previously worked with Murphy and company during the first season of American Horror Story was announced earlier in the week and it seems that her role in the miniseries will have no bearing on Nashville either.

So there's your cast for American Crime Story: The People V. OJ Simpson for now. While I'm looking forward to Murphy's other two shows a lot more, I do admit that the casting for this miniseries is impressive though.

Press Releases:

American Crime Story: The People V. OJ Simpson will film later in the year and air in 2016 on FX for US viewers.

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