David Schwimmer Joins FX's OJ-Themed American Crime Story as Robert Kardashian

David Scwimmer Cast as Robert Kardashian

David Schwimmer‘s newest friend: OJ Simpson.

The Friends actor is set to play OJ pal-turned-defense attorney Robert Kardashian in FX’s American Crime Story: The People V. OJ Simpson, TVLine has learned.

American Crime Story, from American Horror Story creator Ryan Murphy, got a straight-to-series order in October — with a 10-episode first season focusing on the murder trial of NFL star Simpson, who was accused and ultimately acquitted of killing his wife Nicole Brown Simpson.

As we previously reported, Cuba Gooding Jr. (Jerry Maguire) and Emmy-nominated Sarah Paulson (American Horror Story) will play O.J. Simpson and prosecutor Marcia Clark, respectively.

The story will be based on Jeffrey Toobin’s book The Run of His Life: The People V. O.J. Simpson, which is told from the lawyers’ perspective and details the legal maneuvering involved in the famous case.

Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski (The People vs. Larry Flynt) will pen the script and serve as show runners; Murphy — who’ll co-executive produce with AHS‘ Brad Falchuk, among others — will direct the first episode.

Filming is slated to begin in early 2015 in Los Angeles.

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28 Comments
  1. LAOP says:

    He has the somewhat look for it. I just hope he doesn’t ask the Kardashians for any advice on how to play Robert. LOL!!!!

  2. powerturtle90sdudemon says:

    Is this news supposed to break the internet?

  3. Not a great choice. He’s not a very good actor. They couldn’t have found someone better?

  4. Riana says:

    Who knew that he was related to the Kardashians

  5. I can’t wait to see David Schwimmer as Robert Kardashian. Who will play his wife Kris?

  6. nickiray says:

    David, I have thought the world about you, such a fine actor so luvable so handsome. The perfect male.. How could you decide to play a Kardashian slimebag . I detest that person for his defense of a guilty murderer and spawning the nightmare that is the kardashian family. Soul less people with nothing to gain but trash human events and undesireable rolemodels for the human race. Nickiray.

  7. This seems like a bad idea.
    Surely there was a person of colour who could do the role better than a white guy

  8. steven says:

    Now he’s returning to TV. Since, HE WAS ON A BREAK!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  9. Jess says:

    Rossssss caaaaan…

  10. dude says:

    Are we going to address the elephant in the room? That Robert Kardashian wasn’t, you know, white? Are we white-washing real people now?

  11. Cas says:

    Man some of you people are so dumb. Always commenting on race. Not sure why some of you have to think about race every time you read a darn article.

  12. Dave C says:

    Is David Schwimmer so desperate for work that he has to play a Kardashian?