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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
American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson is shaping up to be a really promising TV event. In newly released official cast photos, Cuba Gooding Jr., David Schwimmer, John Travolta and the rest of the cast look nearly identical to their respective characters. Based on Jeffrey Tobin’s book, The Run of His Life: The People v. O.J. Simpson, the Ryan Murphy-created anthology will be told from the perspective of the lawyers — including Robert Kardashian — involved in O.J. Simpson’s famous 1995 murder trial and will [...] »
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) »
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
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
Filming for Ryan Murphy's American Crime Story: The People v O.J. Simpson got started in La this week, giving us our first glimpse at the major players in character. Selma Blair made a spot-on Kris Jenner in a black jacket and skirt after the actress and the real-life Kris Jenner met up at an event on Tuesday. Kris Jenner's late ex-husband, Robert Kardashian, is being portrayed by David Schwimmer, while John Travolta took on the role of litigator Robert Shapiro. Cuba Gooding Jr. is in the main role as O.J. Simpson as the series follows the early '90s murder case against O.J., who was on trial after the deaths of his wife, Nicole Brown Simpson, and waiter Ronald Lyle Goldman. Also tied to the series are Sarah Paulson as Marcia Clark, Connie Britton as Faye Resnick, and Jordana Brewster as Denise Brown. »
Family comes first, as Khloé Kardashian and Bruce Jenner can attest. Last month, Bruce announced to Diane Sawyer—and 19 million viewers—that he is transitioning to life as a woman. The Olympic gold medalist discussed his family's varying reactions to the news, and at the time, he revealed that Khloé "had the toughest time with it because she's had a lot of losses in her life," citing her father Robert Kardashian Sr.'s death and husband Lamar Odom's "issues" as examples. Bruce knew that information might surprise some people, telling Sawyer, "You would think out of all of the kids, Khloé is the most fun, open-minded...and that's not the case with »
American Crime Story, FX’s hotly anticipated upcoming crime drama will tell the story of the trial of former NFL footballer-turned-actor Oj Simpson (played by Cuba Gooding Jr.) who was arrested for the accused double murder of his ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman in 1994.
American Crime Story is a companion series of sorts to FX’s American Horror Story and has been developed by Ryan Murphy (Ahs, Glee). Like it’s predecessor the 10 part mini-series will focus on a different story each season presumably keeping the bulk of the main cast for different roles. It will air later this year. »
- Gavin Logan
Selma Blair in character as Kris Jenner is everything! Just a few days after it was announced that Blair would be portraying Jenner in Ryan Murphy's upcoming FX series American Crime Story: The People V Oj Simpson, we are now getting our first look at the 42-year-old actress channeling Jenner back in the early 1990s. The on-set pic shows Blair wearing a black skirt and jacket (shoulder pads and all!) with Jenner's signature short brunette hair. Blair's resemblance to the Keeping Up With the Kardashians matriarch is uncanny, no? But that's not all. David Schwimmer was also photographed on set dressed as Jenner's ex-husband Robert Kardashian. The Friends actor donned a formal suit and had a »
Marcia Clark and Christopher Darden are going to have serious flashbacks after seeing these photos of David Schwimmer, John Travolta and Selma Blair decked out in their 'American Crime Story' duds. The trio -- who play Robert Kardashian, Robert Shapiro and Kris Jenner, respectively -- were on set Thursday filming the FX show about the O.J. Simpson trial. Schwimmer looks eerily like the Kardashian patriarch, right down to the patch of grey hair in the front. »
- TMZ Staff
Some casting news announced this week that I missed... - First, Malcolm-Jamal Warner has joined the cast of FX’s "American Crime Story: The People vs. O.J. Simpson," to play A.C. Cowlings, the former pro football player and friend of the defendant, who was also the driver of the white Ford Bronco in the infamous televised police chase. Warner joins Cuba Gooding Jr., who will play Simpson; John Travolta, as Robert Shapiro; David Schwimmer as Robert Kardashian; Selma Blair as Kris Kardashian; Connie Britton as Faye Resnick; Courtney Vance as Johnnie Cochran; and Sarah Paulson as Marcia Clark. The 10-episode miniseries, hailing from Ryan Murphy will premiere next TV season. - »
- Tambay A. Obenson
Warner will play A.C. Cowlings, the former pro football player and protective friend of O.J. Simpson, most known for his role in the murder trial as the driver of the white Ford Bronco in the infamous televised police chase.
“The Cosby Show” alum is no stranger to FX or Murphy, as he recurred on both “American Horror Story: Freak Show” and “Sons of Anarchy.” Recently, he had a long arc on season three of TNT’s “Major Crimes.”
“American Crime Story” features an all-star ensemble cast topped by Cuba Gooding Jr., who will play Simpson; John Travolta, who will play Robert Shapiro; David Schwimmer as Robert Kardashian; Selma Blair as Kris Kardashian; Connie Britton as Faye Resnick; Courtney Vance as Johnnie Cochran; and Sarah Paulson as Marcia Clark. »
- Elizabeth Wagmeister
David Schwimmer will not be stuck in 2nd gear when it comes to playing Robert Kardashian -- at least according to Kris Jenner ... who gave him tips on how to nail the role. The Queen of the Kardashian Klan gushed about Schwimmer Tuesday night outside of Craig's -- where she did dinner with Bff Melanie Griffith. Schwimmer's playing Kris' ex-husband -- and O.J. Simpson's pal -- for Ryan Murphy's "American Crime Story: The People v. »
- TMZ Staff
Ross Gellar has left the building. And David Schwimmer is not taking his return to TV lightly. Cast as Robert Kardashian in FX's new true crime anthology series, American Crime Story: The People V Oj Simpson, Schwimmer tells E! News he spoke on the phone with Kris Jenner at length in order to prepare for his role has her late husband. "I was lucky enough to speak with Kris for a few hours," Schwimmer told me at the Fox upfront in NYC. "She was very generous with her time, just telling me about who Robert was." Schwimmer says he "highly doubts" that Kris was in on the casting that broke yesterday, that Selma Blair will play Kris in the anthology series, which »
Going straight to the source! In the highly anticipated FX event series American Crime Story: The People V Oj Simpson, Friends star David Schwimmer will be portraying Simpson’s late attorney Robert Kardashian. Kardashian was, of course, the ex-husband of Kris Jenner and the father of now-famed reality stars Kim, Khloe, Kourtney, and Rob Kardashian. To prepare for his role, Schwimmer, 48, spoke to the momager, 59, about her late ex. "I was lucky enough to speak to [Jenner] for a few hours who was very generous with her [...] »
Ryan Murphy's American Crime Story: The People v O.J. Simpson is getting more interesting by the day. Selma Blair has been cast as Kris Jenner, who was married to Simpson's lawyer, Robert Kardashian, at the time of the trial. (The Kardashian-Jenner family is confusing, we know.) Kris also happened to be a very close friend of O.J.'s murdered wife, Nicole Brown Simpson. The cast already includes David Schwimmer as Robert, John Travolta as fellow lawyer Robert Shapiro, Cuba Gooding Jr. as O.J., Sarah Paulson as Marcia Clark, Connie Britton as Faye Resnick, and Jordana Brewster as Denise Brown. The series has begun shooting in L.A., but who knows what else Murphy still has up his sleeve? »
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