David Schwimmer is set to play Kris Jenner’s late ex-husband and O.J. Simpson’s attorney Robert Kardashian Sr., alongside Cuba Gooding Jr. as O.J. Simpson, in the upcoming miniseries American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson.
The 10-episode series, directed by Ryan Murphy and starring American Horror Story‘s Sarah Paulson as prosecutor Marcia Clark, will document Simpson’s 1995 murder trial in the death of his wife Nicole Simpson Brown.
According to an FX press release, “the miniseries takes 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.” In addition, it will examine 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.”
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Written by Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski, the miniseries is based on Jeffrey Toobin’s book, The Run of His Life: The People v. O.J. Simpson.
American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson is the first in a new anthology miniseries focusing on famous crime cases.
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Simpson is currently serving nine to 33 years in prison after he was convicted on multiple felony charges, including armed robbery and kidnapping, for leading a group of men in an armed confrontation with two sports memorabilia dealers in a Las Vegas hotel in 2007.
Kardashian Sr., father of Kourtney, Kim, Khloe and son Rob Kardashian, died at the age of 59 in September 2003 from esophageal cancer. He and Jenner divorced in 1991 after 13 years of marriage.