Cuba Gooding Jr. will be stepping into some controversial shoes when he stars in Ryan Murphy’s new crime series. Entertainment Weekly is reporting that Cuba will play O.J. Simpson in American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson.
The series is based on CNN legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin’s book, The Run of His Life: The People v. O.J. Simpson. The plot will center around Simpson’s 1995 murder trial. Sarah Paulson will play Marcia Clark, the lead prosecutor in the case.
Murphy will executive produce the series and will direct at least the first episode.