Cuba gooding jr. Is a dead ringer for o. J. Simpson in these ‘american crime story’ cast photos
We won’t be seeing “American Crime Story: The People v. OJ Simpson” onscreen until next year, but this first peek at the cast gives a hint as to just how true-to-life the show will look.
FX has released a gallery of pics showing some of the show’s stars in character, including Cuba Gooding Jr. as O.J. Simpson, Billy Magnussen as Kato Kaelin, John Travolta as Robert Shapiro, David Schwimmer as Robert Kardashian, Courtney B. Vance as Johnnie Cochran, and Sarah Paulson as Marcia Clark.
If you’re old enough to remember the O.J. trial, you’ll be impressed at how perfectly all the actors have captured the look and body language of the people they’re portraying (John Travolta, in particular, is practically unrecognizable.)
If not, you’ll still appreciate how much Cuba Gooding, Jr. has nailed the titular character’s dispassionate, mackerel-eyed death stare.
“American Crime Story” has been rounding out its cast as the show prepares to go into production, most recently with Selma Blair nabbing the role of Kris Jenner. The series is set to debut on FX sometime in 2016.