O.J. Simpson Story Headed to the Big Screen

O.J. Simpson Story Headed to the Big Screen

Film focuses on his life after being acquitted for murder.

Published July 24, 2012

O.J. Simpson may still be in jail, but his reps will soon be chronicling his life on film.

The New York Daily News
is reporting that Simpson promoter Norman Pardo has put together a 90-minute film on the football legend, called The Unpromotable.

The movie is comprised of over 70 hours of Simpson footage featuring him on the town and on the road from 2001 until his incarceration in 2008. The focus of The Unpromotable is how Simpson struggled to revamp his image after he was acquitted of murdering ex-wife Nicole Brown in 1994.

The documentary-style film also spotlights Simpson’s ladies man image. Pardo, who received death threats when he took The Naked Gun star on as client, says that women still continued to flock to Simpson, who Pardo calls, “the hardest man in America to promote.”

“It’s O.J. Simpson gone wild. It’s him with girls all over him in clubs,” Pardo told the New York Daily News. “It doesn’t show him in a great light but in both lights. I do show what it’s like to work with him.”

These days, that includes cheering up his client. Pardo describes Simpson as currently being “really depressed” as he serves a 33-year sentence in Nevada after being found guilty of kidnapping, robbery and using a deadly weapon in 2008.

Interested audiences will have to wait until at least next year to see The Unpromotable. Because of the polarizing racial undertones the former star running back's film will evoke, Simpson has instructed Pardo not to release it until after the 2012 race for president and possible reelection of Barack Obama. The Juice didn’t want an “issue with race” to hamper the election.

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Written by Ronke Idowu Reeves


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