12/09/2014 06:29 pm ET Updated Dec 10, 2014

Cuba Gooding Jr. To Play O.J. Simpson In Ryan Murphy's 'American Crime Story'

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Ryan Murphy announced his new non-fiction anthology crime series, about the infamous O.J. Simpson murder case, back in October. Now, the series finally has its main cast.

According to Entertainment Weekly, Cuba Gooding Jr. will portray Simpson in "American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson." The series, which is based on Jeffrey Toobin's book, "The Run of His Life: The People v. O.J. Simpson," will chronicle the real-life 1995 murder trial of the football star. The 10-episode first season will also co-star Murphy favorite Sarah Paulson as Marcia Clark, the head prosecutor in the Simpson murder case.

Little else is known about the series at this time. It was previously reported that "American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson" will tell the story from the lawyer's perspective, while and also giving an account of the the LAPD's history with the African-American community in Los Angeles at the time. Murphy will executive produce the FX series and will direct the first episode.

For more, head to EW.com.



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