Seemingly in the vein of Steve Coogan’s 2008 comedy, “Hamlet 2,” Jeff Rosenberg’s feature directorial debut, “OJ: The Musical” is a mockumentary centered on Eugene, a writer attempting to stage a production of “Orenthal: The Musical” with the help of his friends. “Orenthal: The Musical” is a modern-day adaptation of the Shakespearean drama, “Othello” and takes place during the infamous double murder trial of ex-NFL star Orenthal James Simpson a.k.a. O.J. Simpson.
As seen in this exclusive clip, in Eugene’s modern-day version of “Othello,” O.J. Simpson is to Othello as Nicole Brown Simpson is to Desdemona.
Over the past year, “OJ: The Musical” has screened at the Woodstock Film Festival, the Santa Barbara International Film Festival, the Cleveland International Film Festival and the Nashville Film Festival.