Posted on Monday, July 1st, 2013 by Germain Lussier
The murder trial of O.J. Simpson was one of the most surreal and talked-about events of the ’90s, and one of the most heavily-reported criminal trials ever mounted in the US. A constant media frenzy surrounded the Hall of Fame football player accused of murdering his wife Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend Ron Goldman. Simpson fled from police in a white Bronco driven by a friend, and went to trial in late 1994. He was acquitted of the charges months later, after a trial featuring spirited, soundbite-heavy defense from Simpson’s team, and dialogue about LAPD racism.
It’s a story so wild not even Hollywood has touched it. But the Simpson trial might soon get the big screen treatment.
British filmmaker Joshua Newton is prepping An American Mystery, a $65 million independent thriller about the Simpson case. He recently cast actress Charlotte Kirk as Nicole Brown Simpson, and reportedly has new facts that will present multiple new suspects. From there, the film will be structured in a way that leaves the truth of the matter up to the audience. They’re aiming at a 2014 release, so the film could arrive almost exactly 20 years after the horrible crime. Read More »