The Furious 7 star has been cast as Denise Brown, the sister of Nicole Brown Simpson in the dramatisation of the infamous 1995 murder trial.

The gig marks a return to TV for Brewster, who recently starred in the reboot of Dallas, which was cancelled after three seasons in 2014.

Brewster joins Cuba Gooding, Jr. who has been cast as Simpson, John Travolta, Courtney B. Vance, Sarah Paulson and Connie Britton in American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson, which is being produced by Glee creator Ryan Murphy.

Simpson was accused and acquitted of killing his wife Brown Simpson and her friend Ron Goldman in 1995.