THE PEOPLE V. O.J. SIMPSON: Scott Alexander talks the crime series – exclusive interview

Courtney B. Vance as Johnnie Cochran in THE PEOPLE V. O.J. SIMPSON | © 2016 FX

FX Network’s THE PEOPLE V. O.J. SIMPSON: AMERICAN CRIME STORY concludes its ten-episode run this Tuesday, April 5, at 10 PM, with all episodes available on FX on Demand. The first season of the planned anthology series deals with the famous Nineties trial that was a nexus of attitudes about race, gender, social class, the LAPD and the media (to name a few issues raised). Based on Jeffrey Toobin’s book THE RUN OF HIS LIFE, THE PEOPLE V. O.J. SIMPSON was developed for television by the writing/executive producing team of Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski (THE PEOPLE VS. LARRY FLYNT, […]Read On »

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THE PEOPLE V. O.J. SIMPSON: Director John Singleton on helming the courtroom drama – exclusive interview

Cuba Gooding Jr. as O.J. Simpson in THE PEOPLE VS OJ SIMPSON | © 2016 FX

Director John Singleton and actor Cuba Gooding Jr. both made their names with 1991’s BOYZ N THE HOOD. The influential film was Singleton’s feature directorial debut, earning him Oscar nominations for both directing and his original screenplay. Although Gooding had previous movie and TV roles, it was his performance as L.A. teen Tre Styles that propelled him to stardom. Now Singleton and Gooding are working together again on FX Network’s limited series THE PEOPLE V. O.J. SIMPSON, Tuesdays at 10 PM. Gooding stars as the real-life football celebrity turned murder suspect of the title; Singleton directed the episode “The Race […]Read On »

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THE PEOPLE V. O.J. SIMPSON: Courtney B. Vance on playing Johnnie Cochran – exclusive interview

Courtney B. Vance as Johnnie Cochran in THE PEOPLE VS. O.J. SIMPSON | © 2016 FX

FX Network’s THE PEOPLE V. O.J. SIMPSON: AMERICAN CRIME STORY, Tuesdays at 10 PM, is a ten-episode drama about the famous ’90s court case that had racism, sexism, celebrity and courtroom game-playing on full public view. One of the more memorable participants in those events was the late defense attorney Johnnie Cochran, who epitomized the combination of canny strategy and showmanship. Whatever Cochran privately thought about Simpson’s innocence or guilt, he saw the case as an opportunity to spotlight police abuse of African-Americans. Cochran is portrayed in the miniseries by Courtney B. Vance. Vance, a veteran of stage (Tony winner […]Read On »

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THE PEOPLE V. O.J. SIMPSON: Larry Karaszewski – exclusive interview

The infamous white bronco chase during THE PEOPLE V. OJ SIMPSON | © 2016 FX

In 1994, if you were alive, in America and had access to the news, you knew that former football star O.J. Simpson was accused of killing his wife, Nicole Simpson Brown, and her friend Ronald Goldman. You probably also knew about the highly-publicized trial that ensued. FX Network’s THE PEOPLE V. O.J. SIMPSON: AMERICAN CRIME STORY is a 10-episode exploration of the trial and the events surrounding it, starring Cuba Gooding Jr. as Simpson, John Travolta as defense lawyer Bob Shapiro, Sarah Paulson as prosecutor Marcia Clark, David Schwimmer as Simpson’s friend and attorney Robert Kardashian and Courtney B. Vance […]Read On »

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