Bruce Greenwood Joins ‘American Crime Story: The People V. O.J. Simpson’

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Bruce Greenwood is the latest talented addition to the cast of American Crime Story: The People V. O.J. Simpson.

The award-winning actor, whom you may recognize from Star Trek Into Darkness, Mad Men and a number of other roles, has signed on to play Gil Garcetti, the Los Angeles County District Attorney who prosecuted O.J. Simpson for the murder of his ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman.

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.

Emmy® and Golden Globe® award winning producer and Emmy Award winning Director Ryan Murphy (American Horror Story, The Normal Heart) will direct the first episode and Greenwood joins a star-studded cast that includes Cuba Gooding Jr. as O.J. Simpson, John Travolta as defense attorney Robert Shapiro, David Schwimmer as defense attorney Robert Kardashian, Selma Blair as Kris Jenner and Sarah Paulson as prosecutor Marcia Clark.

You can read more of our American Crime Story coverage here.

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