Fox has added to its series development slate, “The Run Of His Life: The People Vs. O.J. Simpson” (working title), based on legal journalist Jeffrey Toobin’s best-selling book of the same name about the Simpson trial.
From Nina Jacobson (“The Hunger Games” franchise) and Brad Simpson (“World War Z”), and written by Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski (“The People vs. Larry Flint”), “The Run Of His Life” takes viewers behind the scenes of the trial of the century, which culminated with Simpson’s shocking acquittal of the murders of wife Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman.
This is not the first time Fox has attempted a Simpson project. In 2006, the network was set to air during the November sweep an interview with Simpson based on his proposed book “If I Did It,” which was going to be published by ReganBooks, an imprint owned by Fox owner News Corp. The book would have featured Simpson’s hypothetical take on how he would have murdered Simpson and Goldman. Both it and the interview were eventually scrapped amid public outrage.