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Thanks to Entertainment Weekly, the first cast images from FX’s upcoming drama series American Crime Story: The People v O.J. Simpson have arrived online, giving us a look at Cuba Gooding Jr. as O.J. Simpson, David Schwimmer as Robert Kardashian, John Travolta as Robert Shapiro, Sarah Paulson as Marcia Clark, Courtney B. Vance as Johnnie Cochran and Billy Magnussen as Kato Kaelin.
Set to premiere later this year, American Crime Story will tell the story of O.J. Simpson’s trial for the accused double murder of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman and also stars Selma Blair as Kris Jenner, Connie Britton as Faye Resnick, Sterling K. Brown as Christoper Darden, Kenneth Choi as Judge Lance Ito and Kelly Dowdle as Nicole Brown Simpson.
- Gary Collinson
Warning: The photos you’re about to see can never be unseen — not that you’d want them to.
Given the subject matter and the high-profile cast and creators, there was little doubt that “American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson” was going to garner a ton of attention. But just how accurate will the project be? Judging by the below photos, pretty darn close.
“People v O.J. Simpson” is written by Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski. They are exec producing along with Ryan Murphy, Nina Jacobson, Brad Simpson and Brad Falchuk. Murphy is also directing the first episode. The series is produced by Fox 21 Television Studios and FX Productions.
(Photos courtesy of Prashant Gupta/FX)
- Whitney Friedlander
The first official pictures of Ryan Murphy's American Crime Story: The People V. O.J. Simpson are in! Thanks to some '90s makeovers, the cast looks uncannily like the real-life people they're playing. Sarah Paulson, John Travolta, and Cuba Gooding Jr. are all starring in the limited series, based on Jeffrey Toobin's book The Run of His Life: The People v. O.J. Simpson. Filming is currently under way in Los Angeles, and we'll have to wait until early next year to see the series. For now, take a look at the new pictures below compared to the real people. »
Ryan Murphy has already given FX a major success with his anthology series American Horror Story, and he’s looking to do the same with the crime genre with his new upcoming show American Crime Story. After months and months of casting news and buzz surrounding the project, we finally have our first look at the stars of the anthology series as their characters with these brand new official photos. The first season of American Crime Story, which was ordered straight to series by FX back in October, is subtitled The People V. O.J. Simpson and will examine the infamous trial of NFL star O.J. Simpson from the perspectives of the lawyers involved. It’s based on Jeffrey Toobin’s book. The Run of His Life: The People V. O.J. Simpson, which according to FX, “explores the chaotic behind-the-scenes dealings and maneuvering on both sides of the court, and how a combination of prosecution overconfidence, »
- Chris King
Entertainment Weekly just unveiled the first promo photos from the upcoming FX limited TV series "American Crime Story: The People v Oj Simpson," giving us a look at Cuba Gooding Jr as Oj Simpson. The other photos show John Travolta as defense attorney Robert Shapiro, David Schwimmer as defense attorney Robert Kardashian, Sarah Paulson as prosecutor Marcia Clark, Billy Magnussen as Kato Kaelin and Courtney B. Vance as Johnnie Cochran. Check everything out below. The TV series is a look at the Oj 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. Filming is currently underway in Los Angeles. Photos: (click to enlarge) »
“American Horror Story” star Sarah Paulson has been nominated for three Emmys over the course of her career, but she said in TheWrap‘s latest episode of “Drinking with the Stars: Emmy Edition” that she won’t be satisfied until she wins one because it’s been a dream of hers since she was a little girl. “I was one of those girls who dreamt of doing this when I was a really small child. I’ve watched the Emmy Awards for as long as I can remember,” Paulson told TheWrap’s Greg Gilman. “I have a lot of friends who have them, »
- Wrap Staff
While Ryan Murphy’s television career thus far has been squarely set within specific genres like the musical Glee, the “horror” American Horror Story, and the upcoming horror-comedy Scream Queens, he’s now setting out to tackle something wholly different: true crime. American Crime Story is a new anthology series set up at FX, executive produced by Murphy and his partner Brad Falchuk, as well as Nina Jacobson, Brad Simpson, Scott Alexander, and Larry Karaszewski. The idea is to take on famous true crime stories, and the first season’s topic is decidedly Ryan Murphy-esque: American Crime Story: The People V O.J. Simpson. The first images from the series have been unveiled, and they’re certainly something. Cuba Gooding Jr. fills the role of Simpson, and the rest of the main cast includes Sarah Paulson as head prosecutor Marcia Clark, John Travolta as defense attorney Robert Shapiro, David Schwimmer »
- Adam Chitwood
Based on Jeffrey Toobin’s “The Run of His Life: The People v. O.J. Simpson,” the drama is said to show the behind-the-scenes dealings and maneuvering on both sides of the court. It also stars Cuba Gooding Jr. as O.J. Simpson, John Travolta as defense attorney Robert Shapiro, David Schwimmer as defense attorney Robert Kardashian and Sarah Paulson as prosecutor Marcia Clark.
“American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson” is written by Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski. They are exec producing along with Ryan Murphy, Nina Jacobson, Brad Simpson and Brad Falchuk. Murphy is also directing the first episode. »
- Whitney Friedlander
Bruce Greenwood (“Star Trek Into Darkness,” “Mad Men”) has joined the cast of the FX miniseries “American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson,” TheWrap has learned. The veteran character actor will play Gil Garcetti, the Los Angeles district attorney who prosecuted the former football star for murder. He joins an all-star cast that includes Cuba Gooding Jr. as Simpson, John Travolta as defense attorney Robert Shapiro, David Schwimmer as defense attorney Robert Kardashian, and Sarah Paulson as prosecutor Marcia Clark. Also Read: 45 First Looks of New TV Shows From the 2015-2016 Season In 1995, Simpson was found not guilty in the. »
- Linda Ge
“American Horror Story: Hotel” co-creator Ryan Murphy introduced Sarah Paulson as “the baddest bad girl of them all” when announcing the actress’ return to the FX anthology series, and Paulson teases what her boss could have possibly meant in the latest episode of TheWrap’s “Drinking With the Stars.” “I’ve never played any villain on the show, so perhaps there’s going to be an element on bad, bad girl,” Paulson tells host Greg Gilman after shooting down a rumor about her character. “Here’s the only thing I can give you … I am not playing Janis Joplin,” Paulson says. »
- Greg Gilman
Paul Kim has been cast to play forensics expert Dr. Henry Lee on Ryan Murphy‘s upcoming FX anthology series “American Crime Story: The People V Oj Simpson,” TheWrap has learned. Kim joins an all-star cast on the show. John Travolta will portray Robert Shapiro; “Law & Order: Criminal Intent” alum Courtney B. Vance is Johnnie Cochran; David Schwimmer takes on Robert Kardashian; “American Horror Story” star Sarah Paulson plays Marcia Clark; Cuba Gooding Jr. will put himself in Simpson’s shoes, as the limited run series recaps the so-called Trial of the Century. Also Read: 45 First Looks of New TV Shows From. »
- Linda Ge
In 2002, filmmaker Todd Haynes explored male homosexuality in 1950s America in Far From Heaven. In Carol, presented in the Official Selection at Cannes, he tackles lesbian romance, adapted from the Patricia Highsmith novel The Price of Salt, also set in the same time period. It is one of those films that you either love or have mixed feelings about. It may be dazzling in cinematography, acting and ambiance, but it falters in script. We first meet Carol Aird and Therese Belivet in a tearoom. It is obvious thy have not seen one another in a while. But they’re interrupted by one of Therese’s friends who invites her to a party. As hey leave, we flashback to the first encounter between these two women. [caption id="attachment_459065" align="alignright" width="360"] Image via The Weinstein Company[/caption] Carol Aird (Cate Blanchett) is a wealthy New Jersey housewife on the brink of divorce because of an affair »
- Talia Soghomonian
Over the past week or so, the 2015 Cannes Film Festival has slowly unveiled some big time releases. Some, like Woody Allen’s Irrational Man and Gus Van Sant’s The Sea of Trees, have turned out to be longer shots for any Academy Award attention. On the other hand, Cannes has seen Todd Haynes’ Carol launch towards the top of quite a few Oscar contention lists. Yes, while the likes of Matthew McConaughey, Joaquin Phoenix, Parker Posey, and Emma Stone saw their chances fade, Cate Blanchett, Kyle Chandler, Rooney Mara, and Sarah Paulson certainly had their stock rise. Carol is the cream of the Cannes crop so far… As a primer, the film is an adaptation of the Patricia Highsmith novel The Price of Salt (later retitled Carol). In it, Blanchett plays a married older woman who begins a flirtation and then an affair with a younger woman, played by Mara. »
- Joey Magidson
Recently, the people over at Just Jared, got to chat up the very cute and adorable American Horror Story seasons 1 and 3 alum, Taissa Farmiga (left), for some big spotlight spread they did with her. They wasted no time, asking her if we could expect to see her ever return to Ahs in the future, and she replied, implying that she definitely wants to return, stating: "Well, season four just ended. So I'm hoping the fans will be able see me in the next season of American Horror Story, but we'll see. No promises." So, yeah, now it's just up to show creator, Ryan Murphy, to bring her back. In addition to that, another popular Ahs actress, Emma Roberts , also wants to come on back for "American Horror Story" season 5, which is labeled, "Hotel." Again, she's another actress that's waiting for Ryan Murphy's approval. She, like Taissa, have served up »
- Andre Braddox
As previously reported, the new "American Horror Story" season 5 is labeled, "Hotel," and according to a recent report from Latino Post, hottie actress/season 3 and 4 veteran, Emma Roberts (left), has recently told the press that she definitely wants a spot in the 5th season installment despite already being quite busy on a new show, "Scream Queens," which is also produced by Ryan Murphy. At the recent Fox upfronts, Emma told E! Online: "To go from ‘American Horror Story’ to this and then, hopefully, back to ‘American Horror Story’ at the end of the year is a dream come true.” After that, she went on to say: "I am hoping, but I do not know. You will have to ask Ryan.” Additionally, they also reported that cute, adorable Taissa Farmiga chick, who last played Zoe in season 3's Coven, wants to return as well. These two lovely actresses' Ahs fate is »
- Andre Braddox
I keep waiting for a truly great film here in Cannes, an expectation and a hope for something really striking that is undoubtably a terrible attitude to take towards this festival and film in general. (Then again, a friend and Cannes regular, when I despondently shared these thoughts, told me that it is this hope that keeps her coming back, and that without it, indeed, why even go to the movies?) With this forlorn need haunting me by the fourth day, I was rightly chastised by the first of three films by the Portuguese director of Tabu, Miguel Gomes, in the Directors' Fortnight, a trilogy titled Arabian Nights. It is not a great film, but, abashed, I think it was the kind of film I needed, a lesson not to expect masterpieces, or perfection, but proof yet again that cinema is permeable, its beauties and faults can and should leak. »
- Daniel Kasman
Sasha Stone (Awards Daily) writes, “Carol is top to bottom a lavishly put together film, of the kind we don’t get to see that often anymore.”
As expected, Carol has garnered early Oscar buzz. Read the early positive reviews here, here, here and here.
Watch the press conference here and the Red Carpet premiere below.
In an adaptation of Patricia Highsmith’s seminal novel The Price of Salt, Carol follows two women from very different backgrounds who find themselves in an unexpected love affair in 1950s New York. As conventional norms of the time challenge their undeniable attraction, an honest story emerges to reveal the resilience »
- Michelle McCue
Locked Out of Heaven: Haynes Delivers Chilly Lesbian Romance
Todd Haynes makes an exciting return with Carol, his first feature film since 2007’s I’m Not There. A lavish period production design of 1950s New York finds the director returning to similar territory as seen in Far From Heaven and his mini-series remounting of “Mildred Pierce.” But whereas those films borrowed significantly from famous film texts, Haynes adapts a 1952 Patricia Highsmith novel, published under a pseudonym and described as a novel about persecuted love. Chilly, especially in comparison to the heterosexual classic Brief Encounter, of which the opening sequence has drawn reference to, Haynes has constructed a tightly wound ball of desire that is never given the opportunity to unravel.
In 1950’s New York, Therese Belivet (Rooney Mara) works as a department store clerk, though she has aspirations of being a photographer. Trapped in a one sided romance with her »
- Nicholas Bell
I don’t think there’s anyone better than Cate Blanchett at the moment who continues to excel in every role she takes on and next up is the Todd Haynes-directed Carol, which premieres at the Cannes Film Festival this weekend.
Based on the Patricia Highsmith novel, Carol is Blanchett’s second rendezvous with her work after appearing in The Talented Mr Ripley and it’s clear she’ll fit the era perfectly. The film Carol follows the relationship between two very different women in 1950s New York. Young woman Therese (Rooney Mara) is working in a department store and dreaming of a more fulfilling life when she meets Carol (Blanchett), an alluring woman trapped in a loveless marriage. As the story unfolds—their lives begin to unravel…Watch these intriguing clips below to give yourselves a little more:
- Dan Bullock
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