The O.J. Simpson movie is moving forward. TheWrap first broke the news that Charlotte Kirk has been cast to play Nicole Brown Simpson in a curious film about a highly complicated real-life story.

The British actress, who was previously cast in "Non-Stop," is the latest addition to director Joshua Newton's controversial movie. "An American Mystery" promises an objective look at one of the the most infamous trials in American history. TheWrap has the film's budget at $65 million and reports that it could be finished in time for a 2014 summer release, just in time for the murder's 20th anniversary. A press release for the movie reveals that "Ms. Kirk’s portrayal of Nicole Brown-Simpson will span the period from when she first met the famed running back as an 18 year old in 1977 to her untimely death in 1994." (It also boasts a number of former politicians and retired athletes as the folks "behind the movie.")

As late as May of this year, Simpson was in and out of court in connection with the theft of memorabilia from a Las Vegas Hotel room. Simpson, now 65, is currently serving a jail sentence that could last as long as 33 years. According to the press release, Simpson "expressed interest" in working on the movie, "an offer that was flatly rejected" by the Newton, who is writing and directing.

In what's been dubbed the "trial of the century," Simpson was charged with the 1994 murder of his ex-wife and her friend. The jaw-dropping rise and fall of the once-profesional football player captivated the nation. Though Simpson was acquitted in court, the verdict did not carry over into the court of public opinion, where it's widely believed that Simpson "got away with murder."

In 2007, Simpson made matters worse by attempting to publish "If I Did It," a sort of faux-confession that details how he "would have" killed his wife. The book was pulled before going to shelves, but not before an entire print run had been put to paper. The rights were then transfered to the family of Ronald Goldman, the alleged lover of Nicole, in an effort to satisfy Simpson's debts following the book's republication in August 2007.

For more on the casting, head over to TheWrap.

Here's a photo of O.J. and the late Nicole Brown from 1980:

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    O.J. Simpson, 1968. (AP)

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    Southern California's O.J. Simpson displays an engraved silver case, the Maxwell Award, presented to him in Philadelphia, Jan. 20, 1969, when he was honored as college football's outstanding player of 1968.

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    Southern Cal's O.J. Simpson poses with the Heisman Trophy at New York's Downtown Athletic Club in this Dec. 5, 1968 photo.

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    Southern California's O.J. Simpson tries to break a California tackle as he picks up five yards in Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum in this Nov. 9, 1968 file photo. Simpson set the standard for landslide Heisman Trophy victories in 1968.

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    O.J. Simpson, running back for the Buffalo Bills, posed with his first wife, Marguerite, daughter Arnella, 4, and son Jason, 2, in Buffalo, N.Y., on Oct. 10, 1973.

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    Football greats Joe Namath, left, and O. J. Simpson, right, stand in front of the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio, one day before their official induction into the sports shrine, on August 2, 1985. (Mark Duncan, AP)

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    The five enshrines into the Pro Football Hall of Fame pose with their bronze busts in front of the shrine after induction ceremonies Saturday, Aug. 3, 1985 in Canton, Ohio. O.J. Simpson is second from the right.

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    American athlete O.J. Simpson ran with the Olympic torch as the crowd cheers in dowtown Los Angeles, Calif., on July 21, 1984, one week before the opening ceremonies of the XXIII Summer Olympic Games.

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    San Francisco 49ers running back O.J. Simpson is escorted from the field by Atlanta Police after ending his career in the NFL on December 16, 1979, at Atlanta Fulton County Stadium in Atlanta, Ga.

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    San Francisco 49ers running back O.J. Simpson in 1978. (AP)

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    Former football star O.J. Simpson and then-friend Nicole Brown get together at party on the night of May 6, 1980, in Beverly Hills. The couple attended the introduction party for the new puzzle branded in America as the "Rubik's Cube."

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    O.J. Simpson kisses his fiancee, Nicole Brown, at Dodger Stadium during a game against the Cincinnati Reds in August 1980.

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    O.J. Simpson appears at the Pediatric AIDS Foundation "A Time for Heroes 1994" picnic/carnival in Los Angeles on June 5, 1994. (Donna Gilmartin, AP)

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    Police tape surrounds the Bundy Drive home of Nicole Brown Simpson, ex-wife of former NFL great O.J. Simpson.

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    An unidentified police investigator walks past blood-stained towels in the entry way to a Los Angeles condominium belonging to Nicole Brown Simpson, 35-year-old ex-wife of former running back O.J. Simpson.

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    Blood-stained sheets are strewn along the entryway of the Los Angeles-area condominium of Nicole Brown Simpson Sunday, June 12, 1994, the day after she and Ronald Goldman were murdered there late Saturday night.

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    This is a 1991 California Department of Motor Vehicles photo of Ronald Lyle Goldman, 26, who was found murdered along with Nicole Brown SImpson on June 12, 1994.

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    Los Angeles Police Department personnel talk to a handcuffed O.J. Simpson at his home in Los Angeles on June 13, 1994. Just after midnight, Simpson's ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and an unidentified man were found dead outside her Los Angeles home. Simpson's attorney showed up and, after talking to police, they removed the handcuffs before taking Simpson for questioning.

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    Former pro running back O.J. Simpson hangs his head as he sits in his attorney's car on June 13, 1994, after being questioned by Los Angeles Police into the death of his ex-wife, Nicole Brown Simpson. The bodies of the 35-year-old woman and her 26-year-old friend Ronald Goldman, apparent stabbing victims, were discovered after midnight June 12 in her Los Angeles-area home.

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    A white Ford Bronco, driven by Al Cowlings and carrying O.J. Simpson, is trailed by police cars as it travels on a southern California freeway on June 17, 1994. Cowlings and Simpson led authorities on a chase after Simpson was charged with two counts of murder in the deaths of his ex-wife and her friend.

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    O.J. Simpson is shown in this file photo with daughter Sydney and son Justin as they arrive at the funeral for his ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson on June 16, 1994.

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    This is the booking mug for O.J. Simpson, taken June 17, 1994, after he surrendered to authorities at his Brentwood estate in Los Angeles. Simpson was charged with two counts of murder in connection with the slayings of his ex-wife, Nicole, and her friend Ronald Goldman.

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    Jurors were shown this Polaroid photo, one of two found in Nicole Simpson's safe-deposit box, during testimony on Feb. 6, 1995, in the O.J. Simpson double murder trial. Older sister Denise Brown testified that she took the pictures a few days after a 1989 beating.

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    In this June 21, 1995 file photo, O.J. Simpson holds up his hands before the jury after putting on a pair of gloves similar to the infamous bloody gloves during his double-murder trial in Los Angeles.

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    O.J. Simpson wears gloves as he stands with his wife Nicole on the sidelines of Texas Stadium in Irving, Texas, during the Thanksgiving Day game between the Dallas Cowboys and the Miami Dolphins on Nov. 24, 1993. A prosecutor accused O.J. Simpson of skipping his daily dose of arthritis medicine so his hands would swell, making them too large to fit into gloves linked to murder.

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    Prosecutor William Hodgman and defense attorney Johnnie Cochran Jr. stand during discussion with Judge Lance Ito at a hearing for O.J. Simpson in Los Angeles on July 29, 1994. Simpson and attorney Robert Shapiro listen.

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    Former NFL player O.J. Simpson is transferred to the Clark County Detention Center in Las Vegas on Sept. 16, 2007. A prosecutor in Las Vegas said O.J. Simpson "fac[ed] a lot of time" in connection with an alleged armed robbery.

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    O.J. Simpson appears in a Clark County Justice courtroom for his arraignment in Las Vegas on Sept. 19, 2007.

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    O.J. Simpson, center, is flanked by his lawyers Yale Galanter, right, and Gabriel Grasso during his arraignment in a Clark County Justice courtroom for his arraignment in Las Vegas.

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    O.J. Simpson leaves the Clark County Detention Center after he was granted bail in Las Vegas in September 2007.

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    O.J. Simpson appears in court during his trial in Las Vegas in September 2008. Simpson faces 12 charges, including felony kidnapping, armed robbery and conspiracy.

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    Room 1203 at the Palace Station Hotel & Casino is seen in Las Vegas. The room is where O.J. Simpson allegedly committed felony kidnapping, armed robbery and conspiracy related to a Sept. 13, 2007 confrontation with sports memorabilia dealers.

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    O.J. Simpson appears in court during his trial in Las Vegas in September 2008. Simpson faced 12 charges, including felony kidnapping, armed robbery and conspiracy.

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    In this 2008 file photo, O.J. Simpson is taken into custody after being found guilty on all 12 charges, including felony kidnapping, armed robbery and conspiracy.

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    O.J. Simpson speaks during his sentencing hearing at the Clark County Regional Justice Center in Las Vegas on Dec. 5, 2008. Sitting right to Simpson is his lawyer Yale Galanter. Simpson was sentenced to at least 15 years in prison for a hotel armed robbery after a judge rejected his apology and said, "It was much more than stupidity."