DAVID SCHWIMMER CAST AS ATTORNEY ROBERT KARDASHIAN IN "AMERICAN CRIME STORY: THE PEOPLE V. O.J. SIMPSON"
Award-Winning Actor and Director to Play O.J. Simpson's Friend and Attorney,
Starring Opposite Academy Award(R)-Winning Actor Cuba Gooding Jr. as O.J. Simpson and
Emmy Award(R) Nominated Sarah Paulson as Prosecutor Marcia Clark
Written by Scott Alexander & Larry Karaszewski, and Directed by Ryan Murphy
and Based on the Book The Run of His Life: The People v. O.J. Simpson by Jeffrey Toobin
Ryan Murphy, Nina Jacobson, Brad Simpson Scott Alexander, Larry Karaszewski,
Brad Falchuk, and Dante Di Loreto Are Executive Producers
LOS ANGELES, December 19, 2014 - Award-winning actor and director David Schwimmer has signed on to star as Robert Kardashian in the FX miniseries American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson.
Schwimmer will portray O.J. Simpson's confidant and attorney Kardashian, starring opposite Academy Award(R)-winning actor Cuba Gooding Jr. as O.J. Simpson and Emmy(R) Award and Golden Globe(R) Award nominated actress Sarah Paulson as prosecutor Marcia Clark.
American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson is written by Golden Globe-winning Executive Producers Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski. Based on the book The Run of His Life: The People v. O.J. Simpson by Jeffrey Toobin, the miniseries is a look at the O.J. Simpson trial told from the perspective of the lawyers. It explores the chaotic behind-the-scenes dealings and maneuvering on both sides of the court, and how a combination of prosecution overconfidence, defense shrewdness, and the LAPD's history with the city's African-American community gave a jury what it needed: reasonable doubt.
Emmy and Golden Globe award winning producer and Emmy Award winning Director Ryan Murphy will direct the first episode. He joins award-winning producers Nina Jacobson, Brad Simpson, Scott Alexander, Larry Karaszewski, Brad Falchuk, and Dante Di Loreto as Executive Producers. American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson, is produced by Fox 21 Television Studios and FX Productions. Production begins early next year in Los Angeles.
David Schwimmer is a co-founder of Lookingglass Theatre, where he has acted in and directed many productions including Trust, Our Town, West, The Master and Margarita, The Jungle, Eye of the Beholder, The Odyssey, The Idiot, Of One Blood and Joy Gregory's adaptation of Studs Terkel's book Race. He starred in the premieres of D Girl and Turnaround in Los Angeles, Glimmer Brothers in Williamstown, Some Girls in London, the revival of The Caine Mutiny Court Martial On Broadway, and Detroit at Playwrights Horizons. Schwimmer most recently directed Sex with Strangers for the Second Stage Theatre.
Schwimmer's notable television and film credits include The Iceman, Nothing But the Truth, Madagascar I, II, & III, Duane Hopwood, Big Nothing, Band of Brothers, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Six Days Seven Nights, Apt Pupil, The Pallbearer and the hit comedy series Friends, for which he received an Emmy(R) Award nomination. His film and television directing includes Since You've Been Gone, Run, Fat Boy, Run, the HBO series Little Britain USA, and, Trust, starring Clive Owen, Catherine Keener and Viola Davis.
Schwimmer is represented by Gersh and attorney Michael Gendler of Gendler & Kelly, APC.
FX is the flagship general entertainment basic cable channel of FX Networks, a business unit of 21ST Century Fox. FX Networks is comprised of FX, FXM and FXX. Launched in June of 1994, FX is carried in more than 95 million homes. The diverse schedule features a growing roster of critically-acclaimed and award-winning hit dramas series, including Justified, The Americans, Tyrant, The Strain and the upcoming Taboo; the critically-acclaimed miniseries American Horror Story, Fargo and the upcoming miniseries American Crime Story; acclaimed hit comedy series including the award-winning Louie, Archer, Married and upcoming The Comedians, Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll and Baskets. FX is the former home of the critically-acclaimed and award winning hit drama series The Shield, Nip/Tuck, Rescue Me, Damages and Sons of Anarchy. The network's library of acquired box-office hit movies is unmatched by any ad-supported television network. FX's roster of acquired hit series includes Two and a Half Men, In Living Color and Mike & Molly.
ABOUT FOX 21 TELEVISION STUDIOS
The newly formed Fox 21 Television Studios is a production unit housed within Fox Television Group devoted to making creatively ambitious scripted and unscripted series for all distribution platforms. Fox 21 Television Studios currently produces the Emmy and Golden Globe winning Homeland starring Claire Danes and Mandy Patinkin, the critically acclaimed The Americans (with FX Productions) starring Matthew Rhys and Keri Russell, Kurt Sutter's smash hit Sons of Anarchy (with FX Productions), Brannon Braga and Adam Simon's supernatural hit Salem, Veena Sud's The Killing, Howard Gordon's Tyrant, and Legends from Howard Gordon and Jonathan Levin. In addition to American Crime Story: The People V. O.J. Simpson, this spring, the studio begins production on The Bastard Executioner (with FX productions) from Brian Grazer, Kurt Sutter, and Paris Barclay and The Comedians from Larry Charles, Matt Nix and Ben Wexler, and starring Billy Crystal and Josh Gad.
ABOUT FX PRODUCTIONS
FX Productions (FXP) produces FX's newest acclaimed hit drama series The Strain; the comedy series Louie, Archer, Married and the upcoming Baskets, and the FXX comedy series It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, The League, You're the Worst and the upcoming comedies Man Seeking Woman (Jan. 2015), and The Untitled Tracy Morgan Project (TBD). FXP co-produces the drama series Justified, The Americans, Tyrant and the upcoming Taboo; the miniseries Fargo, which scored 18 Emmy(R) Award nominations and won the Emmy award for Outstanding Miniseries; the upcoming miniseries American Crime Story; and the comedies The Comedians and Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll. In 2014, FXP shows combined to deliver 28 Emmy Award nominations including Outstanding Comedy Series, Outstanding Miniseries, and Outstanding Animated Program.