Man, the Friends syndication money must be getting low.
The Friends alum has been tapped to join FX’s anthology American Crime: The People v. O.J. Simpson, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson — the first season of the anthology from Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk — is based on Jeffrey Toobin‘s best-selling book The Run of His Life: The People v. O.J. Simpson. The 10-episode first season examines the O.J. Simpson trial as told from the perspective of the lawyers and is poised to explore the chaotic behind-the-scenes dealings and maneuvering on both sides of the court. More significantly, it will display how a combination of prosecution confidence, defense wiliness and the LAPD’s history with the city’s African-American community gave a jury what it needed: reasonable doubt. Schwimmer will co-star as Simpson’s friend and attorney Robert Kardashian.
Not sure if David Schwimmer was the only one to return their calls or not, but if you’re gonna play a dude who defends a double murderer, you shouldn’t look like a dopey fuck, no? Idk, Schwimmer always looks like he’s trying to overcome a learning disability. I just don’t think that’s one of the things you look for when trying to decide on a lawyer.