Cuba Gooding Jr will be playing the role of O.J Simpson.
Both Gooding Jr and Sarah Paulson will star in Fx’s newest show American Crime Story.
The 10-episode first season examines the O.J. Simpson trial as told from the perspective of the lawyers, and is poised to explore the chaotic behind-the-scenes dealings and maneuvering on both sides of the court. More significantly, it will display 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.
Gooding is set as the former NFL star-turned-murder defendant, while Paulson will play prosecutor Clark.
The show is being created by the creators of American Horror Story Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk. It is scheduled to premiere next year.