Having just concluded his guest starring role on the final season of AMC’s “Mad Men” this past weekend, Bruce Greenwood has joined the cast of FX’s upcoming limited series, “American Crime Story: The People V. O.J. Simpson.” He’ll play Gil Garcetti, the Los Angeles County District Attorney who prosecuted O.J. Simpson for the murder of his ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman. The Star Trek star joins an ensemble cast that includes Cuba Gooding Jr. as O.J. Simpson, John Travolta as defense attorney Robert Shapiro, David Schwimmer as defense attorney Robert Kardashian, and Sarah Paulson as prosecutor Marcia Clark.
Based on the book “The Run of His Life: The People V. O.J. Simpson” by Jeffrey Toobin, the limited series is a look at the O.J. Simpson trial told from the perspective of the lawyers. It explores the chaotic behind-the-scenes dealings and maneuvering on both sides of the court, and how a combination of prosecution overconfidence, defense shrewdness, and the LAPD’s history with the city’s African-American community gave a jury what it needed: reasonable doubt.
Production of the FX limited series is currently underway in Los Angeles. Emmy and Golden Globe award-winning producer and Emmy Award-winning Director Ryan Murphy (“American Horror Story,” “The Normal Heart”) will direct the first episode and serve as Executive Producer, along with Nina Jacobson, Brad Simpson, Scott Alexander, Larry Karaszewski and Brad Falchuk.
“American Crime Story: The People V. O.J. Simpson” is written by Golden Globe-winning producers Alexander and Karaszewski (Big Eyes, The People v. Larry Flynt). American Crime Story: The People V. O.J. Simpson is produced by Fox 21 Television Studios and FX Productions.
Greenwood is represented by Gersh and Binder & Associates.
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