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Connie Britton Will Play Faye Resnick In Ryan Murphy's O.J. Simpson Miniseries

HOLLYWOOD, CA - MARCH 17:  Actress Connie Britton attends an evening with the women of 'American Horror Story' at The Montalb
HOLLYWOOD, CA - MARCH 17: Actress Connie Britton attends an evening with the women of 'American Horror Story' at The Montalban on March 17, 2015 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)

Connie Britton is returning to the Ryan Murphy universe, but not for "American Horror Story" this time.

On Monday, Murphy announced via Twitter that Britton will join his upcoming FX miniseries "American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson." The "American Horror Story: Murder House" actress will portray Faye Resnick, who was a friend of Nicole Brown's and was staying in her condo days before Brown was murdered. During O.J. Simpson's trial, the former football star's defense team claimed that Brown and Ronald Goldman were murdered by drug dealers to whom Resnick alledgedly owned money.

The 10-episode miniseries, based on Jeffrey Toobin's book, The Run of His Life: The People v. O.J. Simpson, will follow the real-life 1995 murder trial of Simpson. Britton joins Cuba Gooding Jr., who will portray Simpson, Sarah Paulson as head prosecutor Marcia Clark and David Schwimmer as Robert Kardashian.

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