‘American Crime Story’ Adds Selma Blair as Kris Jenner
Selma Blair has joined the cast of American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson as Robert Kardashian’s former wife and current super-momager Kris Jenner.
In addition to being married to Kardashian ( who’ll be played on the series by David Schwimmer), Jenner was also a close friend of murder victim Nicole Brown Simpson.
The miniseries, based on the book The Run of His Life: The People v. O.J. Simpson by Jeffrey Toobin, takes a look at the O.J. Simpson trial told from the perspective of the lawyers. The show will explore the chaotic behind-the-scenes dealings and maneuvering on both sides of the court, and how a combination of prosecution overconfidence, defense shrewdness, and the LAPD’s history with the city’s African-American community gave a jury what it needed: reasonable doubt.
Also starring in the series are Oscar winner Cuba Gooding, Jr. as Simpson, AHS alum Sarah Paulson as prosecutor Marcia Clark, Courtney B. Vance as Simpson’s lawyer Johnnie Cochran, John Travolta as Robert Shapiro, and former Friends star David Schwimmer, who will take on the roll of Simpson’s late friend and attorney, Robert Kardashian, Kenneth Choi as Judge Lance Ito and Sterling K. Brown as Christopher Darden.
There is still no premiere date set for the show at the moment.