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.
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1. 1. Steve McNair was Shot and killed by his mistress in July of 2009. He was 36.
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2. 2. Marvin Gaye was shot to death by his father.
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3. 3. Sam Cooke was fatally shot by a motel manager. He was 33.
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4. 4. Sharon Tate was murdered by the Manson family. She was 26.
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5. 5. Darrent Williams was shot and killed on New Year's day in 2007 in a drive-by.
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6. 6. Robert Johnson was poisoned by a jealous husband. He was 27.
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7. 7. Huey Newton was shot and killed by BGF member Tyrone Robinson.
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8. 8. Selena Quintanilla was murdered in 1995 at age 23 by Yolanda Saldivar.
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9. 9. Tupac was killed in a drive-by when he was 25.
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10. 10. Notorious B.I.G. was also killed in a drive-by when he was 24.
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11. 11. Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend Ronald Goldman was murdered in 1994.
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12. 12. Jam Master Jay was shot and killed in 2002 at a recording studio in Queens, NY.
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13. 13. Martin Luther King, Jr. was shot and killed on the balcony of the Lorraine Motel
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14. 14. Medger Evers was shot and killed in an ambush outside his home in 1963.
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15. 15. John Lennon was shot and killed outside his New York apartment in 1980.
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