David Schwimmer To Play Robert Kardashian In FX Series American Crime: The People v. O.J. Simpson
David Schwimmer will play Robert Kardashian in FX’s upcoming anthology “American Crime: The People v. O.J. Simpson.” The former “Friends” star will portray Simpson’s attorney and friend in the first installment of the true crime drama.
The 10 episode miniseries is based on Jeffrey Toobin’s best-selling book “The Run of His Life: The People v. O.J. Simpson” and tells the story of the famous murder trial from the perspective of the lawyers involved. Schimmer will co-star opposite Cuba Gooding Jr. and Sarah Paulson as as O.J. Simpson and Prosecutor Marcia Clark, respectively
“American Crime: The People v. O.J. Simpson” is being executive produced by “American Horror Story” co-creators Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk. Each season of the new show will focus on a different true crime.
Murphy recently opened up to The Hollywood Reporter about his latest anthology. “The O.J. case was as tragic as it was fascinating – it seemed like everyone had a stake in the outcome,” he explained. “This is an exciting project for me, as I’ve been looking for the right property which could serve as an extension of the ‘American Horror Story’ brand I love so much.” Filming for the show is slated to being in 2015 in Los Angeles. What do you think of Schwimmer playing Kardashian?