John Travolta Cast In ‘American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson’

January 8, 2015 11:28 AM

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John Travolta Cast In ‘American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson’

FX announced yesterday that John Travolta will star in the coming “American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson.” The Hollywood A-lister will portray attorney Robert Shapiro, who was a key member of O.J. Simpson‘s (Cuba Gooding Jr.) defense “Dream Team” during his infamous murder trial in 1995. Travolta will also serve as producer on the 10-part miniseries, which is scheduled to begin production in Los Angeles in the spring.

“American Crime Story,” which has been called a “companion piece” to the Ryan Murphy- and Brad Falchuk-created “American Horror Story” series, marks a return to television for the Oscar-nominated Travolta, whose last starring role in the medium was the iconic Sweathog Vinnie Barbarino in “Welcome Ba...

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