Bruce Greenwood has played a lot of interesting characters over the course of his career, including JFK, the rebooted Star Trek’s Admiral Christopher Pike and the guy who got Joan to try cocaine on Mad Men.
Now he’s joined the cast of American Crime Story: The People V. O.J. Simpson as Los Angeles County District Attorney Gil Garcetti, the man who prosecuted O.J. Simpson.
The FX series is currently in production. For more, follow the jump.
BRUCE GREENWOOD JOINS CAST OF AMERICAN CRIME STORY: THE PEOPLE V. O.J. SIMPSON
Award-Winning Actor to Play Gil Garcetti, the Los Angeles County District Attorney Who Prosecuted O.J. Simpson for Murder
LOS ANGELES, May 20, 2015 – Award-winning actor Bruce Greenwood has joined the cast of American Crime Story: The People V. O.J. Simpson, portraying Gil Garcetti, the Los Angeles County District Attorney who prosecuted O.J. Simpson for the murder of his ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman. Greenwood (Star Trek Into Darkness, Star Trek, Thirteen Days, Flight) joins an all-star cast that includes Cuba Gooding Jr. as O.J. Simpson, John Travolta as defense attorney Robert Shapiro, David Schwimmer as defense attorney Robert Kardashian, and Sarah Paulson as prosecutor Marcia Clark. Greenwood is represented by Gersh and Binder & Associates.
Production of the FX limited series is currently underway in Los Angeles. Emmy® and Golden Globe® award winning producer and Emmy Award winning Director Ryan Murphy (American Horror Story, The Normal Heart) will direct the first episode and serve as Executive Producer, along with Nina Jacobson, Brad Simpson, Scott Alexander, Larry Karaszewski and Brad Falchuk.
American Crime Story: The People V. O.J. Simpson is written by Golden Globe-winning producers Alexander and Karaszewski (Big Eyes, The People v. Larry Flynt). American Crime Story: The People V. O.J. Simpson is produced by Fox 21 Television Studios and FX Productions.
Based on the book The Run of His Life: The People V. O.J. Simpson by Jeffrey Toobin, the limited series 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.
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 95 million homes. The diverse schedule features a growing roster of critically-acclaimed and award-winning hit dramas series, including 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, The Comedians and the upcoming 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 and Justified. 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 FX PRODUCTIONS
FX Productions (FXP) produces FX’s 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, Man Seeking Woman and the upcoming comedy The Untitled Tracy Morgan Project (TBD). FXP co-produces the drama series The Americans, Tyrant and the upcoming Taboo; the miniseries Fargo, which scored 18 Emmy® 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.
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, Brannon Braga and Adam Simon’s supernatural hit Salem, Howard Gordon’s Tyrant, Legends from Howard Gordon and Jonathan Levin, Jeff Eastin’s Graceland and Matt Nix’s Complications. The studio recently began production on Ryan Murphy, Nina Jacobson and Brad Simpson’s American Crime Story: The People V. O.J. Simpson and Kurt Sutter, Brian Grazer and Paris Barclay’s The Bastard Executioner (with FX productions). Fox 21 TVS starts production on Dice, from Scot Armstrong, Sean Furst, Bryan Furst, Richard Shepard, Bruce Rubenstein and Andrew Dice Clay, and M.A. Fortin, Joshua John Miller, David Friendly and Pancho Mansfield’s Queen of the South later this year.