Courtney B. Vance; Johnnie Cochran Courtney B. Vance; Johnnie Cochran

Ryan Murphy is adding another illustrious name to the cast of his upcoming seriesAmerican Crime Story: People vs. O.J. Simpson.

Law & Order: Criminal Intent alum Courtney B. Vance has been tapped to play O.J. Simpson's lead defense attorney Johnnie Cochran, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

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Cochran's most memorable moment during the trial came during his closing arguments, during which he argued to the jury "If it doesn't fit, you must acquit," in reference to a glove found at the crime scene that Simpson tried on in court. He went on to defend other celebrities including Sean Combs. Cochran died from a brain tumor in 2005. At his funeral, Simpson said he believed he would not have been acquitted for the murder of his ex-wife and her friend were it not for Cochran.

Vance joins a star-studded ensemble for the FX project, which is set to debut next year. John Travolta will play defense attorney Robert Shapiro. David Schwimmer will play defense attorney Robert Kardashian. Frequent Murphy collaborator Sarah Paulson will play prosecutor Marcia Clark. Oscar winner Cuba Gooding Jr. will play Simpson.

The Tony winner can currently be seen on State of Affairs.

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