‘American Crime Story’ Taps Courtney B. Vance to Play Johnnie Cochran
Courtney B. Vance has been cast as O.J. Simpson’s lawyer Johnnie Cochran in much-anticipated TV drama series American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson.
The Tony Award winner will portray Simpson’s flamboyant defense attorney in the show, which will center around the sports star’s 1995 murder trial, during which the former football star was controversially acquitted of killing his wife Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend Ron Goldman.
Simpson’s defense “dream team” will be rounded out by John Travolta, who will play Robert Shapiro, and former Friends star David Schwimmer, who will take on the role of Simpson’s late friend and attorney, Robert Kardashian.
Oscar winner Cuba Gooding, Jr. will portray Simpson, while actress Sarah Paulson has been cast as prosecutor Marcia Clark.
The series will be executive produced by Glee and American Horror Story creator Ryan Murphy.
Cochran passed away in 2005.
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