Connie Britton Joins Ryan Murphy's O.J.-Themed American Crime Story as Nicole Simpson Pal Faye Resnick

Connie Britton Faye Resnick

Ryan Murphy is making Connie Britton a real Beverly Hills housewife.

The Nashville actress is set to play socialite and Nicole Brown Simpson confidante Faye Resnick in the FX miniseires American Crime Story: The People vs. O.J. Simpson.

Murphy, who worked with Britton on the first season of his other FX anthology series, American Horror Story, announced the news on Twitter.

Resnick penned a controversial memoir about her friendship with Nicole that temporarily halted the trial. In the book, Nicole Brown Simpson: The Private Diary of a Life Interrupted, she expressed her belief that her friend was murdered by her hubby O.J. Simpson. Her most recent claim to fame was a recurring role on Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.

The 10-episode Crime Story will focus on the murder trial of NFL star Simpson, who was accused and ultimately acquitted of killing his wife. The cast includes Cuba Gooding Jr. (as O.J.), Sarah Paulson (as Marcia Clark), Courtney B. Vance (as Johnnie Cochran), John Travolta (as Robert Shapiro) and David Schwimmer (as Robert Kardashian).

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  1. Chris says:

    I’d like to see her as a new character on AHS. She’s one of the few people who hasn’t been back (which is understandable since she has Nashville).

  2. Eric says:

    Does this mean that Nashville is done?

  3. Tom says:

    *The morally corrupt Faye Resnick

  4. Jared says:

    Is this in 2nd position to Nashville or will she be filming this series while on production hiatus?

    • Dizzle says:

      I would assume this is a guest/recurring role due to her role on Nashville, and that it will be filmed during the hiatus (although I could easily be wrong about all of that haha)

    • Dude says:

      Considering Faye Resnick didn’t play a large role in the trial, I’d assume her character won’t either. This sounds like a brief guest spot that wouldn’t affect her role on Nashville.

  5. Yeahman says:

    This is gonna be a flop.

    • Mary says:

      I have no interest in watching. I love Connie Britton but there is no way I will watch a show about OJ trial. It is bad enough it monopolize TV for weeks and he got acquitted why should America give him any more exposure. No interest in seeing the three ring circus again.

    • Jane says:

      Honestly, of the fascinating crimes in America they pick this one. I have no interest in watching it. It has been rehashed so many times I can’t believe anyone would be interested in going through it again.

  6. lisa says:

    This is just plain cruel.I mean I love Connie Britton and I’ll watch her in anything, but I really REALLY wanted her to be a supporting character on AHS Hotel this year. Such a missed opportunity

    • Julia says:

      I doubt that she can commit to AHS because of Nashville, so this gives her a chance to do something with Ryan Murphy that is a minor time commitment.

  7. bill says:

    Travolta???? Very strange casting decision.

  8. EJ says:

    Uhhh, isn’t Faye Resnick racially mixed? Wasn’t Vanessa Williams available?

  9. KN says:

    The morally corrupt Faye Resnick.

  10. Yolanda says:

    I adore Connie but she’s too old old to play Resnick. Like ten years too old.

  11. Fernanda says:

    no more American in the title? there is a show called American Crime on ABC, maybe the new title is “Crime Story: The People vs OJ”

  12. Nancy Sterne says:

    Love House of Cards! When will Netflix release it on DVD for rental?