Fox Broadcasting has announced that the role of O.J. Simpson will be played by former UCLA football player Bobby Hosea and Nicole Brown Simpson will be portrayed by daytime soap star Jessica Tuck in a two-hour TV movie set to air Sept. 13, six days before the former football star's trial on charges of murdering Nicole and a friend is set to begin.

Hosea has done some acting on TV, especially in the series "China Beach." Tuck is best known for her work on ABC's "One Life to Live." The film's executive producer, Robert Lovenheim, said he encountered some difficulty in casting because "a lot of people were queasy about doing Simpson."