The Murder of Nicole Brown Simpson will be released in theaters and on VOD next month, and a new trailer for the true crime movie has been released online. Starring Mena Suvari American Pie as Nicole Brown Simpson, the movie takes some creative liberties by suggesting everything we thought we knew about her infamous double-homicide is completely wrong. You can see what I mean by watching the official trailer below.
>Though based on true events, The Murder of Nicole Brown Simpson introduces the idea that real-life serial killer Glen Rogers, a.k.a. the "Casanova Killer," may be the real murderer behind the heinous crime that took the lives of Brown Simpson and her friend Ronald Goldman. Co-starring with Suvari in the movie are Nick Stahl as Glen Rogers, Drew Roy as Ronald Goldman, and Gene Freeman as O. J. Simpson. Also starring as other real-life personalities who knew Brown Simpson are Taryn Manning as Faye Resnick, Agnes Bruckner as Kris Kardashian, and Trent Walker as Bruce Jenner.
The Murder of Nicole Brown Simpson is directed by Daniel Farrands, whose previous work suggests he is the right person for such a project. In addition to helming The Amityville Murders, Farrands also directed The Haunting of Sharon Tate, which depicted the life of another famous murder victim in the days leading up to her death. The movie is written by Michael Arter and produced by Farrands, Eric Brenner, and Lucas Jarach. Charles Arthur Berg and Jim Jacobsen executive produce.
On June 12, 1994, Nicole Brown Simpson was found dead alongside Goldman outside her home in Los Angeles. As the prime suspect, her ex-husband O. J. was arrested soon after, with his televised court case nicknamed the "trial of the century." Though O. J. was ultimately acquitted for the double-homicide, most people believe he is actually guilty and cheated the judicial system to get away with murder. Writing a "hypothetical" book years later called If I Did It didn't help his case, nor did losing a civil trial to Goldman's family which found him responsible for the deaths of Brown Simpson and Goldman. Officially, the case remains unsolved.
The tragic story of what happened to Nicole Brown Simpson and Ron Goldman was explored on the small screen in 2016 for the FX series The People v. O. J. Simpson: American Crime Story. In the limited series, Cuba Gooding Jr. starred as the titular criminal, joined in the cast by Sterling K. Brown as Christopher Darden, Nathan Lane as F. Lee Bailey, Sarah Paulson as Marcia Clark, John Travolta as Robert Shapiro, Courtney B. Vance as Johnnie Cochran, and Kenneth Choi as Judge Lance Ito. Neither Brown Simpson nor Goldman were portrayed on the series as it picks up with O. J.'s arrest and the start of his trial.
The Murder of Nicole Brown Simpson will be released in theaters, VOD, and Digital outlets on Jan. 10, 2020. In addition to this movie, Brown Simpson will also be portrayed by Charlotte Kirk in the upcoming crime thriller Nicole & O.J., with Boris Kodjoe co-starring as her alleged murderer. When considering the rising popularity of true crime podcasts, movies, and TV shows, I suppose none of this should be too surprising. The Murder of Nicole Brown Simpson trailer comes to us from Quiver Distribution.
Although “The L Word: Generation Q” may have tried desperately to speak to a “new generation” of queer women and non-binary folks, fresher creative voices quickly rose to the top in its place. Though people still watched. Showtime’s “Work in Progress” was the best queer comedy of the year, Netflix’s “Feel Good” was an unexpected delight, and “Vida” is returning just in time for queer audiences to catch up on the best show about queer women of color on TV. Yet another contender released a promising first trailer today: “Betty” is a stylish and youthful portrait of Brooklyn teen skaters that already appears extremely queer.
The six-part half-hour arrives on HBO from filmmaker Crystal Moselle, who quickly made waves in 2015 with her her riveting documentary hybrid “The Wolfpack.” “Betty” is adapted from her second feature, the similarly hybridized “Skate Kitchen,” which followed a group of teenage girl skaters in New York City. The film premiered at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival to positive reviews and was released by Magnolia Pictures that year.
In his B+ review of “Skate Kitchen” out of Sundance, IndieWire’s Eric Kohn wrote: “The streetwise alternative to ‘Girls,’ the movie weaves together such a complete vision of its subjects that the rest of the world barely exists. Of course, there's a long-standing precedent to capturing this subculture — ‘Kids’ did it, with more adventurous storytelling twists, more than 20 years ago — but Moselle's subjects hold their own with the surprising ability to clarify their emotions through the cathartic process of hanging out.”
“Betty” features many of the film’s original stars, most of whom had not acted before, including Kabrina Adams, Dede Lovelace, Nina Moran, Rachelle Vinberg, and Ajani Russell. All accomplished skaters in their own right, the first trailer shows the charismatic crew navigating various crushes and friendship trials with compelling panache and humor.
“Betty” is directed, co-written, and executive produced by Moselle. Lesley Arfin and Patricia Breen are also co-writers. Arfin, who also EPs, is a comedy writer best known for co-creating the Netflix series “Love” with Judd Apatow and Paul Rust.
HBO will release “Betty” beginning May 1 at 11 pm ET. Check out the exciting first trailer below: