By Tim Stack
March 23, 2015 at 07:25 PM EDT
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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. 

Excited to announce my friend Connie Britton will play Faye Resnick in the upcoming FX miniseries The People v. O.J. Simpson.

— Ryan Murphy (@MrRPMurphy) March 23, 2015