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Wednesday, January 27, 2016


(O J Simpson & Cuba Gooding Jr who takes the role of the former NFL star)

American Crime Story: The People v O.J. Simpson airs on FOX International Channels Africa on February 3 at 20h10 on DStv channel 125 and StarSat channel 131, featuring a stellar cast of Hollywood’s finest.

The courtroom drama is based on Jeffrey Toobin’s book, The Run of His Life: The People v O J Simpson and has John Travolta as Robert Shapiro, Cuba Gooding Jr in the role of O J Simpson, and David Schwimmer as Robert Kardashian.

Gooding Jr, who portrays the former NFL star during his 1994-95 trial for the alleged murder of his ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend Ron Goldman, revealed on a recent FX Winter TCA Press Tour to People magazine (USA):

"I know what incarceration does to a man. I have friends and family who have been incarcerated. They click and they start to believe whatever it is that they believe as the real thing that happened to them.He wasn't that. He was this flamboyant, charismatic, movie star, marquee-athlete. I needed that arrogance. That was where my focus was."

The chaotic, behind-the-scenes dealings inside the O J Simpson trial offers viewers a riveting look at the legal teams battling to convict or acquit the football legend of double homicide. 

Author Toobin said. “This story is one of the great American stories. This is a story of race, sex, violence, sports, and the only witness is a dog.”