See John Travolta, Cuba Gooding Jr. and More in First Cast Pics of O.J. Simpson Series American Crime Story (PHOTOS)

With production underway in Los Angeles on FX’s newest anthology series, American Crime Story: The People V. O.J. Simpson, FX released the first set of cast photos exclusively to EW on Friday, giving viewers a glimpse of the cast’s transformation into character for the 2016 drama.

Jacko, O.J. Attend Johnnie Cochran Funeral

Wednesday’s funeral for Johnnie Cochran attracted a celebrated assemblage that included Michael Jackson, O.J. Simpson, Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton, Stevie Wonder, Angela Bassett, Sean “P. Diddy” Combs and Magic Johnson – who said of the outspoken attorney: “We’ve known him for representing O.J. and Michael, but he was bigger and better than that. He represented people you’ve never heard of.”

Cochran, 67, died March 29 of an inoperable brain tumor at his home in Los Angeles.

O.J. Lawyer Johnnie Cochran Dies at 67

Famed attorney Johnnie Cochran Jr. died Tuesday of a brain tumor at 67, according to his law partner Randy McMurray.

Cochran is best known for being part of the “dream team” of lawyers who successfully defended O.J. Simpson in his 1995 double-murder trial.

It was Cochran who famously told the jury after Simpson tried on a bloody glove allegedly worn by the killer, “If it doesn’t fit, you must acquit.”

Simpson was acquitted of killing Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend Ron Goldman.

Paul Hamm Pleads Case to Keep Gold Medal

PLEADED: American gymnast Paul Hamm took his case to keep his Olympic all-around champion gold medal to a sports tribunal in Lausanne, Switzerland, on Monday, arguing that he should not surrender his trophy to South Korean gymnast Yang Tae Young. At issue is a scoring error by judges in Hamm’s favor during a parallel bars routine. Hamm, with one of his lawyers at his side, told NBC News on Tuesday morning he could not discuss what was said inside the Court of Arbitration for Sport during a session that lasted 12 hours.

NEWS BRIEFS: Tori Aims for Shameless

CAST: Actress Tori Spelling, 31, former resident of “Beverly Hills, 90210,” has joined the cast of UPN’s comedy pilot “Me, Me, Me,” about two good-looking New York women who shamelessly climb the social ladder, says the Hollywood Reporter. Her costar will be Ayda Field. Last seen in the Hallmark Channel’s “A Carol Christmas” and the WB’s comedy “The Help,” Spelling is next due to appear in the movie “50 Ways to Leave Your Lover.”