Connie Britton landed a role in FX’s upcoming miniseries which chronicles the controversial trial of former football star O.J. Simpson.
The Nashville star will play as socialite Faye Resnick, the best friend of Simpson’s ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson. She has been cast in FX’s most anticipated miniseries American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson. The miniseries is based on Jeffrey Toobin’s book, The Run of His Life: The People v. O.J. Simpson.
On March 24, “People” executive producer Ryan Murphy, announced on Twitter that Britton will again work with him for another FX production, following their collaboration in FX’s “American Horror Story”. Murphy’s tweet stated, “Excited to announce my friend Connie Britton will play Faye Resnick in the upcoming FX miniseries The People v. O.J. Simpson”.
Excited to announce my friend Connie Britton will play Faye Resnick in the upcoming FX miniseries The People v. O.J. Simpson.
— Ryan Murphy (@MrRPMurphy) March 23, 2015
Murphy thought Britton would be perfect to play Resnick, the woman who wrote a controversial memoir about her friendship with Simpson’s wife in 1994. During Simpson’s trial, his defense team claimed that Nicole and alleged lover Ronald Goldman were murdered by drug dealers from whom Resnick owed money.
— New York Post (@nypost) March 25, 2015
Britton will star alongside a remarkable cast including John Travolta and Courtney B. Vance as defense attorneys Robert Shapiro and Johnnie Cochran. Sarah Paulson will play the strict prosecutor Marcia Clark, David Schwimmer takes the screen as confidant Robert Kardashian, and Cuba Gooding Jr. will play the accused murderer Simpson.
— Serial Scoop (@SerialScoop) January 7, 2015
— Variety Latino (@VarietyLatino) December 10, 2014
The miniseries will run for 10 episodes. It will feature Simpson’s trial from the lawyers’ perspective.
Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski, the genius behind The People v. Larry Flynt, will again collaborate in writing and directing the first episode of American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson. Alexander, Karaszewski and Murphy will executive-produce the miniseries alongside American Horror Story co-creator Brad Falchuk, Nina Jacobson, Brad Simpson and Dante Di Loreto.