According to several media outlets, Cuba Gooding, Jr. and Sarah Paulson will star in Ryan Murphy’s upcoming AMERICAN HORROR STORY companion series AMERICAN CRIME STORY: THE PEOPLE V. O.J. SIMPSON.
The first installment is based on the book The Run of His Life: The People v. O.J. Simpson by Jeffrey Toobin. Murphy joins Nina Jacobson and Brad Simpson and Brad Falchuk as Executive Producers of American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson, alongside writers Alexander and Karaszewski. Dante Di Loreto also serves as an Executive Producer, with Murphy set to direct.
Cuba Gooding Jr. will play Simpson, with Paulson taking on the role of prosecuting attorney Marcia Clark.
The first two hours of the miniseries will be written by Golden Globe-winning screenwriters Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski (The People vs. Larry Flynt, Ed Wood, Man on the Moon), who are Executive Producers of ‘ACS: O.J.’. Production begins early next year in Los Angeles. It is produced by FXP and FOX 21, the companies that co-produce the long-running hit series SONS OF ANARCHY for the network.
We have been waiting on a project like this one for a long, long time. Good to see that Gooding will be playing the role of Simpson. Not sure if we would have selected Gooding for to play the character, but he never disappoints. Looking forward to viewing the series on FX.