John Travolta to star as Robert Shapiro in American Crime Story

  • ANI, Washington
  • Updated: Jan 08, 2015 19:36 IST

John Travolta has joined American Crime Story: The People vs OJ Simpson and will play the role of Robert Shapiro, it has been revealed.

The 60-year-old actor will portray the role of OJ Simpson's defence attorney from the infamous 1990s trial, E! Online reported.

Travolta has joined the star cast alongwith Sarah Paulson, Cuba Gooding Jr. and David Schwimmer.

The first season of American Crime Story is based on Jeffrey Toobin's book The Run of His Life: The People vs OJ Simpson and follows the events of the trial from the prospective of the attorneys.

Travolta will also serve as a producer of the 10-episode series.

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