O.J Simpson was granted parole on July 20 and is set for release from prison in October. Already Hollywood is calling for him to play himself in an upcoming movie about his crimes.
According to reports, author Tom Riccio wants Simpson to star in a TV movie version of his book “Busted,” about O.J’s 2008 Las Vegas robbery and conviction. Riccio was one of the memorabilia dealers involved in this case, and he also claims that The Juice even signed his book.
“I have no issues with O.J, and if he wants to take the lead role, then that’d be fine. Let’s face it; he has the greatest insight into that character – given that it was him – and could bring different dramatic real life takes to the project. People believe that he and I are enemies because I was a witness at the trial. But in my opinion, I never disagreed with anything he said in his defense at the trial. He has always said that I wasn’t responsible for planning the robbery, and it was all him,” Riccio stated.
Meanwhile, there are also rumors that once Simpson is released from jail, he might do a reality TV show.
Will you watch it?
As you know, Simpson was acquitted of the murders of his ex-wife Nicole Brown and her friend Ron Goldman back in 1995. The Goldman family recently expressed disappointment about him being granted parole, according to Celebrity Insider.
In related news, a Los Angeles gallery has announced plans for a Simpson-themed temporary museum that will be showcased next month.
USA Today reports that “Chinatown’s Coagula Curatorial Gallery will host an “O.J. Simpson Museum” takeover Aug. 18-Aug. 22., featuring 300 items, many of which date back to Simpson’s murder trial.”
“The exhibit will feature relics from the 1995 court case, O.J. board games, an O.J. library, sports memorabilia, interactive elements and a gift shop. A 1994 Ford Bronco — not the original Bronco — will also be on display.”
The O.J. exhibit will be curated by Adam Papagan, the creator of The O.J. Tour.
(AP Photo/Julie Jacobson, Pool, file & KOLO-TV via AP)
27 Photos Of O.J. Simpson & The Key Players In His Murder Trial
1. O.J. seen talking to his lawyers Robert Shapiro, Johnnie Cochran, and Robert Kardashian during a trial date.Source:Getty 1 of 27
2. The late Robert Kardashian defends his friend O.J. Simpson in court.Source:Getty 2 of 27
3. O.J. Simpson and his ex-wife Nicole Brown in seemingly happier times.Source:Getty 3 of 27
4. AI Cowlings, the friend who drove O.J. during his infamous Bronco chase.Source:Getty 4 of 27
5. O.J. x Johnnie Cochran.Source:Getty 5 of 27
6. Did O.J. do it?Source:Getty 6 of 27
7. The scene around O.J.’s October 3rd trial date.Source:Getty 7 of 27
8. O.J.’s sister spotted near the crime scene.Source:Getty 8 of 27
9. The infamous Bronco chase.Source:Getty 9 of 27
10. The crowd cheers after hearing the verdict on October 3rd, 1995.Source:Getty 10 of 27
11. A much earlier photo of O.J. and his good friend AI Cowlings, circa 1979.Source:Getty 11 of 27
12. O.J. tries on a glove that was used in the murder of his ex-wife.Source:Getty 12 of 27
13. O.J. Simpson and his ex-wife Nicole Brown in seemingly happier times.Source:Getty 13 of 27
14. Deputy district attorney Marcia Clark is shown during testimony at the preliminary hearings.Source:Getty 14 of 27
15. O.J. Simpson and his kids at Nicole Simpson’s funeral.Source:Getty 15 of 27
16. Robert Shapiro reads O.J.’s damning letter to the press.Source:Getty 16 of 27
17. O.J. Simpson with Nicole and the kids during happier times.Source:Getty 17 of 27
18. Johnnie Cochran lays down the law, circa 1995.Source:Getty 18 of 27
19. The Juice at his 1994-1995 murder trial.Source:Getty 19 of 27
20. Robert Kardashian sits through trial.Source:Getty 20 of 27
21. O.J. heading to court in his civil trial for the deaths of Nicole Brown and Ron Goldman.Source:Getty 21 of 27
22. Robert Shapiro x O.J. Simpson.Source:Getty 22 of 27
23. Robert Shapiro in 2015.Source:Getty 23 of 27
24. O.J. Simpson leaving the courthouse after the civil trial that followed his murder trial.Source:Getty 24 of 27
25. O.J. heads to the place he knows best, court.Source:Getty 25 of 27
26. O.J. at an evidentiary hearing in 2013.Source:Getty 26 of 27
27. O.J. at an evidentiary hearing in 2013.Source:Getty 27 of 27
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