Kris Jenner To Be Played By Selma Blair In OJ Simpson Series

Not only does it live up to nostalgia values but they totally look similar!

Kris Jenner Played By Selma Blair Could Be The Best Casting Decision Ever

by Sophie Wilkinson |
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Remember Selma Blair? The one who discovered womanhood (and snogging Sarah Michelle Gellar) in* Cruel Intentions*? She was also in Legally Blonde. Cast your mind back a bit. Anyway, she’s set to play none other than Kris Jenner in a film based on real-life events in the 1990s.

What on earth could Kris Jenner have been up to in mid 1990s? Attending the trial of OJ Simpson, no less!

The case of an Amercian football player turned actor accused of killing his wife and her lover divided America, and catapulted Robert Kardashian (that’s the Kardashians’ late father) to fame. So there’s going to be a mini-series about it: American Crime Story: The People V OJ Simpson.

Selma’s casting as Kris is pretty smart – not only was she herself quite a big star in the tail end of the 1990s, bringing a double-whammy of nostalgia appeal, but her eyes, cheekbones, face-shape and smile matches Kris Jenner’s. So much so that if Kylie Jenner’s deflated any time soon, she could also play an older Kylie, should there ever be a need for it.

Also appealing to this sense of nostalgia is David Schwimmer (Ross from Friends!) playing Robert Kardashian, John Travolta (he was an actor as well as inthe 1990s a lol) playing the defence lawyer, Robert Shapiro (who pops up these days as a lawyer for Kim’s mate Paris Hilton’s brother, Conrad) and Cuba Gooding Jr playing OJ as he takes the stand.

No word yet on who will play Max Clifford, the British publicist who, bizarrely, represented OJ Simpson, and is himself serving time in prison for eight indecent sexual assaults. On a brighter note, the TV mini-series will be part written by Ryan Murphy, the guy behind delights such as* Popular*,* Glee*,* Nip/Tuck* and American Horror Story.

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This article originally appeared on The Debrief.

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