Connie Britton Lands A Role In New FX Miniseries

by Sofia Barrett-Ibarria

Ryan Murphy has an exciting new announcement. On Monday morning, the Glee co-creator tweeted that he's got a new show in the works: FX miniseries American Crime Story: The People V. OJ Simpson, based on the 1995 murder trial of O.J. Simpson, the former NFL star accused of killing his wife Nicole Brown Simpson, and later acquitted. According to Murphy, Connie Britton is joining the cast as Faye Resnick, known for her involvement in the trial and later for her appearances on The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills . Resnick is an interior designer and friend of reality star Kyle Richards who was reportedly staying at Nicole Brown Simpson's house before entering rehab, "just days before the murders" of Brown Simpson and her friend Ronald Lyle Goldman.

Previously, Britton has been featured on Friday Night Lights, Nashville, and starred in the first season of Murphy's American Horror Story. Variety reports the new series also stars John Travolta, David Schwimmer, and Courtney Vance as Simpson's "Dream Team" defense lawyers Robert Shapiro, Robert Kardashian, and Johnnie Cochran. AHS veteran Sarah Paulson appears as prosecutor Marcia Clark, and Cuba Gooding Jr. plays Simpson. Resnick's backstory as a "morally corrupt" cocaine addict and "troubled BFF" to Nicole Brown Simpson gives Britton plenty of material to work with, as MTV reports.