In this March 2, 2014 file photo, presenter John Travolta introduces a performance by Idina Menzel during the Oscars at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. (John Shearer/Invision/AP)

John Travolta to play Robert Shapiro in "American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson"

Travolta will also serve as a producer of the FX miniseries


Sarah Gray
January 8, 2015 1:00AM (UTC)

John Travolta will play Robert Shapiro -- one of the main attorneys on O.J. Simpson's "dream team" -- in the upcoming FX miniseries "American Crime Story: The People vs. O.J. Simpson."

Travolta, who will also serve as a producer, joins cast-members David Schwimmer (Robert Kardashian), Sarah Paulson (Marcia Clark) and Cuba Gooding Jr. (O.J. Simpson).

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The miniseries will be told from the perspective of the lawyers, and is based on the book "The Run of His Life: The Pople v. O.J. Simpson" by the New Yorker's Jeffery Toobin.


Sarah Gray

Sarah Gray is an assistant editor at Salon, focusing on innovation. Follow @sarahhhgray or email sgray@salon.com.

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