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Another important role in the American Crime Story puzzle has been cast.
Bruce Greenwood has joined the cast of FX’s upcoming anthology series as Gil Garcetti, the Los Angeles County District Attorney who prosecuted O.J. Simpson for the murder of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman, the network announced Wednesday.
Greenwood joins an impressive cast that includes Cuba Gooding Jr. as O.J. Simpson, Sarah Paulson as fellow prosecutor Marcia Clark, John Travolta as defense attorney Robert Shapiro and David Schwimmer as defense attorney Robert Kardashian.
Based on the best-selling Jeffrey Toobin book, The Run of His Life: The People v. O.J. Simpson, the series American Crime Story: The People V. O.J. Simpson will be told through the perspective of the lawyers involved in the case and will explore the behind-the-scenes dealings on both sides of the court.
Written by Golden Globe winners Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski (The People vs. Larry Flynt), the duo will serve as exec producers with Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk (American Horror Story), Brad Simpson (World War Z) and Nina Jacobson (Hunger Games). Murphy is also set to direct.
Production is currently underway on the 10-episode first season, which is slated to debut in 2016.
Greenwood is coming off of a recurring role on Mad Men. His other credits include Star Trek and I, Robot. He is repped by Gersh and Binder & Associates.
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