Former ‘Sopranos’ Star Joins ‘American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson’
Former Sopranos star Joseph Siravo has joined the cast of American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson.
Sirvano will play the role of Fred Goldman, father of victim Ron Goldman, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson will star Cuba Gooding Jr. as O.J. and is based on based on the book The Run of His Life: The People v. O.J. Simpson by Jeffrey Toobin and 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.
Creator Ryan Murphy recently talked to USA Today about what he hopes to accomplish with the new series saying, “Our goal is to show you the behind-the-scenes mechanizations of crimes, stuff that you didn’t know. When I read the scripts, I didn’t know half the stuff (that occurred). I’m like, ‘That happened? That happened?’ I think people will find them so illuminating. I did.”
Also starring in the series are Oscar winner Cuba Gooding, Jr. as Simpson, AHS star 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, Bruce Greenwood as Gil Garcetti and Sterling K. Brown as Christopher Darden.