American Crime Story: The People v OJ Simpson has already got quite the impressive cast, and the new casting choices have just made it that little bit stronger.
Entertainment Weekly have reported that Sex and the City star Evan Handler will play Alan Dershowitz, who acted as special legal advisor to OJ Simpson’s defence team, in the FX drama which will air next year. It is also reported that Charlie’s Angels icon Cheryl Ladd will be joining the cast as the wife of defence attorney Robert Shapiro (John Travolta).It has to be said that if the casting is anything to go by, the drama which is based on the book The Run of His Life: The People v. O.J. Simpson, will be quite the show to watch. Cuba Gooding Jr will be playing the ex-American footballer and actor who was tried for the murder of his ex-wife, Nicole Brown and her friend back in 1994. Friends star David Schwimmer will play lawyer Robert Kardashian with Selma Blair portraying his now famous wife Kris. According to Variety; Malcolm Jamal-Warner will play A.C. Cowlings who was a close friend of OJ Simpson and was the driver of the Ford Bronco in the now infamous televised police chase following the death of Brown and Ron Goldman.
American Horror Story stalwart Sarah Paulson will be joining the 10 part series as Marcia Clark the chief prosecutor in the case, with fellow AHS alum Connie Britton signed on to play Brown’s friend Faye Resnick. As we previously reported Fast and Furious star Jordanna Brewster will be playing Brown’s sister in the series.
According to The Wrap Paul Kim will also be joining the cast as forensics expert Dr. Henry Lee whose testimony was key in the defence’s case of Simpson’s innocence.
As yet there is no word as to who will play the roles of Nicole Brown and Ron Goldman, but with the casting choices which have been made so far, I think they will definitely choose the right people.