Selma Blair has been cast as Kris Jenner in the upcoming FX series American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson. The actress, known for her roles in Legally Blonde and Cruel Intentions, will play Robert Kardashian’s ex-wife on the first season of the show, which will be made up of 10 episodes.
According to the Huffington Post, Blair will play a fairly important role in the series. Not only was Kris Jenner previously married to Robert Kardashian, but she was also good friends with O.J., and with his wife, Nicole Brown Simpson, who was murdered.
Blair is joining a star-studded cast that includes Cuba Gooding Jr. as O.J. Simpson, David Schwimmer as Robert Kardashian, and Sarah Paulson as head prosecutor Marcia Clark. Additionally, John Travolta will play attorney Robert Shapiro, Connie Britton will play Faye Resnick (Nicole Brown Simpson’s best friend), and Jordana Brewster will portray Denise Brown (Nicole’s sister).
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Selma Blair cast as Kris Jenner is certainly an interesting choice, but she does have a resemblance to the now-mother-of-six. At the time of the 1994 trial, Kris and Robert Kardashian had recently divorced. According to Yahoo! News, the highly-anticipated series has already begun filming.
“The event series is being executive produced by Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk (the team behind both Glee and American Horror Story). It is set to premiere in 2016.”
Golden Globe winners Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski have signed on to write the first two episodes.
As previously reported by the Inquisitr, American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson is based on the book by Jeffery Toobin titled The Run Of His Life: The People v. O.J. Simpson. The 10 episodes of the first season will be based on the O.J. Simpson trial, but subsequent seasons will focus on different high-profile crimes. No word yet on what other trials will be featured in upcoming seasons, but Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk likely have an idea of where they’d like to go next.
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