EXCLUSIVE: Only weeks after finishing Terence McNally’s It’s Only A Play on Broadway, Nathan Lane has joined the cast of Ryan Murphy’s American Crime Story, the FX limited series based on the murder trial of O.J. Simpson. Lane will play famed attorney F. Lee Bailey.

oj simpsonHe joins John Travolta, Cuba Gooding Jr., Sarah Paulson, Courtney Vance and David Schwimmer, and Lane begins filming later this week. Prior to the McNally play, Lane drew acclaim for playing Hickey opposite Brian Dennehy in Robert Falls’ production of The Iceman Cometh, at BAM. He’s repped by Anonymous and ICM Partners.