OJ Simpson Cuba Gooding Denzel Washington

OJ Simpson (Photo by Steve Marcus-Pool/Getty Images) |Cuba Gooding, Jr. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for A&E Network) | Denzel Washington (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images)

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Consider OJ Simpson not impressed with the choice of Cuba Gooding Jr. to portray him in an upcoming TV miniseries.

Simpson’s displeasure, according to a report from Radar Online, stems from his belief that Gooding doesn’t have enough “charisma” to pull off the role.

So who does Simpson prefer? Denzel Washington.

Norman Pardo, a longtime friend of Simpson, says the former NFL star thinks Gooding is “too small for the job” and couldn’t accurately portray a serious football player.

Washington was nice to Simpson following the “Trial of the Century,” something Pardo said Simpson appreciates and still remembers.

Simpson is currently serving a 33-year-prison-sentence for armed robbery and kidnapping. In 2007, Simpson “stormed” a Las Vegas hotel room to retrieve some of his sports memorabilia and other items — including his first wife’s wedding ring.

The miniseries, entitled American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson, reportedly starts production this spring.

Denzel couldn’t be reached for comment — ever.

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