Friday, March 11, 2016


Producers Think Marcia Clark Will Be the Star of the Film: "I think people will have compassion for Marcia," says Jacobson. "I [also] think people will have compassion for Chris [Darden]. Our hope is that no matter how you felt or how you end up feeling, that will you have compassion for all of them."

"The curiosity of seeing A-list actors portray well-known figures in FX's new series The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story has been at an all-time high since pictures first leaked from the set a year ago. But once you get over seeing John Travolta go full-on Shapiro or David Schwimmer's hair transform into Robert Kardashian's, it's all about the mesmerizing story of the unraveling of one of America's most famous athletes and the trial that captivated the nation and unearthed some ugly truths about race in America.

" 'This story is one of the great American stories," says lawyer, legal analyst, and author Jeffrey Toobin. It is his comprehensive book The Run of His Life: The People v. O.J. Simpson that is the basis for American Crime Story. The series, which premieres tonight on FX and runs for 10 weeks, is a story about "race, sex, violence, sports, Hollywood"—and, as Toobin ironically states, "the only eyewitness [to the murders] is a dog.". .

Refusing to call the former athlete by his name, Fred Goldman merely refers to him as “the killer”.   "It’s been 20 years since OJ Simpson was acquitted of killing Nicole Brown and her friend Ron Goldman, but the families of the victims will never forget it.
"In a new interview with MailOnline, Ron’s father Fred Goldman, 73, is still convinced not only of OJ’s guilt, but of the part Robert Kardashian played in it." . . .
. . . "When O.J. Simpson was charged with the murders of Nicole Brown and Ronald Goldman in 1994, the legal odds seemed stacked against the former football star. Finding the best possible defense team was crucial to Simpson’s chances. He got that, and more." Pictured below:
What Simpson assembled, in fact, was a star-studded,
experience-rich, celebrity-stamped cartel — the
likes of which we may never again see. Here are five
 amazing facts about O.J. Simpson’s Dream Team:
Johnnie L. Cochran Jr., F. Lee Bailey, Robert Shapiro,
 Robert Kardashian and Alan Dershowitz.
Hat tip to Jeff Hayden; Plano, TX

'People vs OJ Simpson' Show: Will Sarah Paulson Win Overdue Emmy For Playing Marcia Clark?
"The actress looks primed to nab her first Emmy for her heartbreaking performance in 'American Crime Story.' "
Sarah Paulson

Out Of Her Justice League: ‘People v. O.J. Simpson’ Writer On Marcia Clark, Sexism, And The Haircut   . . . "The People v. O.J. Simpson gives Clark something that the people of 1994 did not: An astonishing amount of empathy. Clark is, in Paulson’s portrayal, a methodical, careful attorney trying to win a case even as it slowly dawns on her that, in spite of all the evidence on her side, the case is unwinnable. . . . "She tries to be everything to everyone: The best lawyer, the most present mother, the most appealing woman. And all her plans seem to backfire."
The cast members listed in the movie site. Full cast list here. 

Chris Darden and the others; where are they now?   . . . "Still, Darden says he has tried to move on from this dark part of his past. He continues to practice law, but not quite in the same capacity as he once did.
" 'I'm a criminal law defense attorney," he says. "And I write a little bit here and there."
"Darden is also a devoted family man, the father of three children with his wife of 17 years, Marcia. "I have the smartest family anyone could have," he says proudly. "My children are brilliant children.' "

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