Academy Award-winning actor Cuba Gooding Jr is taking on a new role this new year as the infamous O.J. Simpson in the new FX anthology drama, American Crime Story: The People V. O.J. Simpson. Production is expected to begin on this new series early this year.

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Gooding, Jr. is currently playing O.J. Simpson on FX's "American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson."

Lauren Porter
Feb, 04, 2016

Cuba Gooding, Jr. is currently playing O.J. Simpson on FX's too-hot-to-miss series, American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson. During a stop by ESSENCE Live earlier today, the Oscar-winning actor recalled exactly where he was during O.J.'s now infamous 90-minute slow-speed Bronco car chase in 1994.

"I was at a friend's house watching the Knicks game," he said, adding that they soon switched from the game to the chase. They listened to the game on the radio so they could give their full attention to what would be the beginning of one of the most televised court cases in history.

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