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Connie Britton joins Ryan Murphy's 'American Crime Story'

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Nashville star Connie Britton will reteam with American Horror Story creator Ryan Murphy on FX’s highly anticipated event series, American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson. The mini-series will follow the trial of Simpson with Britton playing Faye Resnick, a close friend of the athlete’s ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson. Britton joins a starry cast that includes John Travolta, Sarah Paulson, Cuba Gooding, Jr., David Schwimmer, and Courtney B. Vance. 

Murphy made the announcement via Twitter.