Courtney B. Vance To Play Johnnie Cochran

Courtney B. Vance (“Law & Order: Criminal Intent”) is set to play O.J. Simpson’s defense attorney Johnnie Cochran in FX’s “American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson” says The Live Feed.

Based on Jeffrey Toobin’s best-selling book “The Run of His Life,” the ten-episode first season examines the O.J. Simpson trial as told from the perspective of the lawyers and is poised to explore the chaotic behind-the-scenes dealings and maneuverings on both sides of the court.

Vance will play the attorney who famously said “If it doesn’t fit, you must acquit” during the defense’s closing arguments. Vance joins a cast that includes Cuba Gooding Jr. as Simpson, Sarah Paulson as prosecutor Marcia Clark, David Schwimmer as attorney Robert Kardashian and John Travolta as Robert Shapiro.

Filming is slated to begin shortly in Los Angeles.