FX network cast Cuba Gooding Jr in OJ Simpson series

Published On December 10, 2014 » 1079 Views» By Darren Dimmick » News, TV
Cuba Gooding Jr is set to play OJ Simpson in a one of series entitled, OJ Simpson vs The People.

The Oscar winning actor will play the American Footballer / turned actor in the biopic which will chronicle his life,  to where he ultimately ended up in jail for Kidnap and armed robbery.

American Horror Story actress Sarah Paulson will also star opposite Gooding Jr as the trial’s prosecutor Marcia Clark.

The first season is based on the book The Run of His Life: The People vs. OJ Simpson by Jeffrey Toobin, and explores Simpson’s trial told from the lawyers’ perspective.

Simpson first made headline when he began his American football career in 1969, he then later turned to acting and became a household name when he stared opposite Leslie Nielsen as Nordberg in The Naked Gun. then in 1994 he was accused of the Murder of his wife Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend Ronald Goldman. He was acquitted of both murders but was later found guilty and fined $33 million in the civil courts.

In 2007 Simpson was arrested in Las Vegas, Nevada, and charged with numerous felonies, including armed robbery and kidnapping.[3] In 2008, he was found guilty[4][5] and sentenced to 33 years’ imprisonment, with a minimum of nine years without parole.

At present no air date has been confirmed, but is expected to air late 2015.

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