Courtney Vance Talks Playing Johnnie Cochran
Courtney Vance will be playing another attorney on TV, but this time it will be the late Johnnie Cochran. HipHollywood caught up with Vance at The NAACP Image Awards to talk about playing the iconic attorney right after news broke. “I’m humbled he was a great man, I met him actually at their house, so I’m blessed to say I sat down with him.”
Vance has been tapped to star in the Ryan Murphy FX miniseries “American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson.” The “Law & Order: Criminal Intent” alum joins previously cast “Dream Team” players John Travolta, who will play Robert Shapiro, and David Schwimmer as Robert Kardashian.
“I’m excited, I don’t know much about it, I haven’t done any of the research yet,” explained Vance, “But we gonna have fun.”
Cuba Gooding Jr. will portray O.J. Simpson, and Sarah Paulson (“American Horror Story”) was cast as prosecutor Marcia Clark. “American Crime Story” is based on Jeffrey Toobin’s book “The Run of His Life: The People v. O.J. Simpson.” Production begins in Los Angeles this year.