David Schwimmer to play Robert Kardashian in American Crime Story

David Schwimmer Playing Robert Kardashian in American Crime Story

David Schwimmer will play Kardashian patriarch Robert Kardashian in the upcoming American Crime Story telling of OJ Simpson’s trial.

Many know that Robert Kardashian defended close friend OJ when the former football star was accused of murdering his ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend Ron Goldman in 1994. Interestingly, Robert’s law degree had actually lapsed when the killings happened and he got back into the business just to participate in the case. The trial also drove an even bigger wedge between Robert and then-ex Kris Jenner, who was best friends with Nicole and believed OJ was guilty.

The American Horror Story companion series is specifically based on Jeffrey Toobin’s book “The Run of His Life: The People V. O.J. Simpson,” which looks at the “chaotic” trial from the perspectives of lawyers. Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk already cast Cuba Gooding Jr. as OJ and AHS favorite Sarah Paulson as prosecutor Marcia Clark. Production begins early next year in Los Angeles with a possible spring premiere date.

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