Courtney B. Vance to get The Mummy acquitted in Tom Cruise’s reboot

According to Deadline, Courtney B. Vance has joined the cast of Universal’s big reboot of the Mummy franchise, which is set to star Tom Cruise as some kind of handsome, likable human who is not deeply involved in a weird, controversial religious group. The Deadline story doesn’t have any details about Vance’s…

FX’s The People Vs. O.J. Simpson successfully acquits Ryan Murphy

If asked to imagine a group of talented directors, writers, and actors best equipped to retell the story of O.J. Simpson and his trial of the century—a dream team, if you will—most people wouldn’t immediately draft Ryan Murphy as the steward. Murphy has earned a stubborn reputation as television’s most accomplished…

If Courtney B. Vance plays Johnnie Cochran on American Crime Story, you must acquit

Other than maybe Abraham Lincoln, Johnnie Cochran has to be the most famous lawyer in the history of the world. Lincoln wasn’t famous for being a lawyer, though, so we’d have to give Cochran the edge anyway. He probably did all sorts of things before and after the O.J. Simpson trial, but it’s his work on Simpson’s…