‘American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson’ Photos Look as Ridiculous as Expected
Now that its cast has reached the size of a small country, and set photos flood the net, FX and Ryan Murphy’s American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson at last has official shots of its high-profile cast. They definitely look like humans dressed as other humans. Of this, there can be little doubt.
Courtesy of Entertainment Weekly, we have our first looks at Cuba Gooding Jr. in the titular role of our accused murderer, along with John Travolta as defense attorney Robert Shapiro, American Horror Story vet Sarah Paulson as prosecutor Marcia Clarke, David Schwimmer as Kardashian patriarch Robert, Courtney B. Vance as Johnnie Cochran, and of course, Billy Magnussen as Kato Kaelin. They really do look like actual human people!
The 10-episode miniseries follows Jeffrey Toobin book The Run of His Life: The People v. O.J. Simpson, with episodes written by Scott Alexander & Larry Karaszewski, and directed by Ryan Murphy. Produced by Murphy, Nina Jacobson, Brad Simpson, Brad Falchuk and Dante Di Loretto, so reads the official synopsis for the new series, which begins production this year:
‘American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson’ is a look at the O.J. Simpson trial told from the perspective of the lawyers that explores the chaotic behind-the-scenes dealings and maneuvering on both sides of the court, and how a combination of prosecution confidence, defense wiliness, and the LAPD’s history with the city’s African-American community gave a jury what it needed: reasonable doubt.
Also included among the cast are Selma Blair as Kris Jenner, Jordana Brewster as Denise Brown, Kenneth Choi as Judge Ito, Connie Britton as Faye Resnick, Bruce Greenwood as Gil Garcetti, Steven Pasquale as Mark Fuhrman, Sterling K. Brown as Christopher Darden, Malcolm-Jamal Warner as Al Cowlings, Evan Handler as Alan Dershowitz and Cheryl Ladd as Linell Shapiro. Keeping to the American Horror Story model, subsequent seasons will follow another headline-making real-world crime, though it’s unclear if the series would reuse cast members, like its predecessor.
You can take a look (and have a laugh) at the first photos of FX’s American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson above, but will the 2016 premiere turn out any better?
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