British film director Michael Winner is hoping his pal O.J. SIMPSON will star in his next movie.
The Death Wish hitmaker forged an unlikely friendship with the sportsman-turned-actor last year (07) and now the pair is collaborating on a possible film role for Simpson.
The former American football player was sensationally acquitted of killing his ex-wife Nicole Brown and her friend Ronald Goldman in 1994, and has since landed a variety of movie cameo roles.
But Winner insists he doesn't let his friend's troubled past affect their working relationship.
He jokes, "He's a very nice man for a double murderer.
"He came to see me about a year ago, and I said to (his fiancee) Geraldine, 'Answer the door, dear, and if he comes to the door with a knife throw yourself in front of me.'"