The interior designer was a friend of O.J. Simpson’s murdered ex-wife, Nicole Brown Simpson. The real Resnick has subsequently appeared on several episodes of “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.”
Britton joins John Travolta, Courtney B. Vance, Sarah Paulson, Cuba Gooding Jr. and David Schwimmer on the anthology project. As previously reported by TheWrap, Travolta will portray Robert Shapiro; Law & Order: Criminal Intent” alum Vance is Johnnie Cochran; Schwimmer takes on Robert Kardashian; “American Horror Story’s” Paulson plays Marcia Clark; Gooding Jr. will put himself in Simpson’s shoes, as the limited run series recaps the so-called Trial of the Century.
In 1995, Simpson was found not guilty in the double-murder case that tried the former football star and actor of killing his ex-wife along with waiter Ron Goldman.
Based on the Jeffrey Toobin book “The Run of His Life: The People v. O.J. Simpson,” the miniseries is a look at the O.J. Simpson trial told from the perspective of the lawyers. It explores the chaotic behind-the-scenes dealings and maneuvering on both sides of the court, and how a combination of prosecution overconfidence, defense shrewdness, and the LAPD’s history with the city’s African-American community gave a jury what it needed: reasonable doubt.
Ryan Murphy, Nina Jacobson, Brad Simpson, Scott Alexander, Larry Karaszewski, Brad Falchuk, and Dante Di Loreto are executive producing the series, with Alexander and Karaszewski writing and Murphy directing the first episode.
Here’s Murphy’s tweet:
Excited to announce my friend Connie Britton will play Faye Resnick in the upcoming FX miniseries The People v. O.J. Simpson.
— Ryan Murphy (@MrRPMurphy) March 23, 2015
WME and Untitled Entertainment represent Britton.