O.J. SIMPSON’s infamous 1995 murder trial will soon be coming to a TV near you!
From the action-packed arrest to the trial of the century for the murder of his ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman, FOX is planning to turn the case into a made-for-TV miniseries based on Jeffrey Toobin’s 1997 book, “The Run of His Life: The People v. O.J. Simpson.”
“This isn’t the first time O.J.’s saga has been brought to television,” said a source, referring to “The O.J. Simpson Story,” which was filmed in 1994 and starred Bobby Hosea as the disgraced gridiron great and Jessica Tuck as Nicole Brown Simpson.
While that dramatization focused on the tumultuous relationship between O.J. and Nicole and the events leading up to his arrest, the new version will primarily center on the courtroom drama.
The ENQUIRER asked syndicated media critic Bill Mann to weigh in with his casting choices.
The lead, says Mann, should go to a real football player – like Terrell Owens.
And he thinks flamboyant former “Star Trek” star George Takei is a perfect fit to play Judge Lance Ito.
Donnie Wahlberg would give a stellar performance as the controversial Detective Mark Fuhrman, while Mann says he’d like to see “NCIS” star Mark Harmon tackle the role of Detective Philip Vannatter.
For O.J.’s legal “Dream Team”?
Mann suggests former “L.A. Law” star Blair Underwood as Johnnie Cochran, Bruce Campbell (“Burn Notice,” “The Replacements”) as F. Lee Bailey and Tony Shalhoub of “Monk” fame as Robert Shapiro.
“The Good Wife” beauty Julianna Margulies would make a convincing Marcia Clark, while “Wedding Crashers” and “Zoolander” star Owen Wilson is a good choice for perpetual house guest Kato Kaelin.