Paul Kim has been cast to play forensics expert Dr. Henry Lee on Ryan Murphy‘s upcoming FX anthology series “American Crime Story: The People V OJ Simpson,” TheWrap has learned.
Kim joins an all-star cast on the show.
John Travolta will portray Robert Shapiro; “Law & Order: Criminal Intent” alum Courtney B. Vance is Johnnie Cochran; David Schwimmer takes on Robert Kardashian; “American Horror Story” star Sarah Paulson plays Marcia Clark; Cuba 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 put the former football star and actor on trial for killing his ex-wife along with waiter Ron Goldman.
Kim’s forensic expert character was a key witness for the defense team, as he bolstered their theory that the murders were carried out by multiple assailants.
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. Alexander and Karaszewski are writing, as well, and Murphy is directing the first episode.