Ryan Murphy has tapped Friends alum David Schwimmer to play super lawyer (and deceased patriarch) Robert Kardashian, Sr. in his upcoming anthology series focusing on the O.J. Simpson trial. American Crime Story: People vs. O.J. Simpson will be a ten-episode season focusing on the legal teams on both sides of the 1995 Simpson murder trial.
As previously reported, Cuba Gooding, Jr. is signed on to play Simpson, with Murphy favorite Sarah Paulson as prosecutor Marcia Clark. Kardashian, whose family obviously went on to become much, much more famous, defended his friend Simpson along with Robert Shapiro and Johnnie Cochran. He died from esophageal cancer in 2003.
Production on Murphy's series will begin next year.