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

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


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

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