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Watch: Othello Becomes O.J. Simpson in Exclusive Clip from FilmBuff’s ‘OJ: The Musical’

Watch: Othello Becomes O.J. Simpson in Exclusive Clip from FilmBuff's 'OJ: The Musical'

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.

Watch the full exclusive clip below. “OJ: The Musical” will be available for download on iTunes and VOD on June 17.

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