FX Sets 'Impeachment' as Next 'American Crime Story' With Monica Lewinsky Producing
"American Crime Story" will tackle the sex scandal that nearly took down Bill Clinton's presidency in its third season.
FX announced that Ryan Murphy's anthology will return after a year and a half absence with "Impeachment: American Crime Story." And Monica Lewinsky, the former intern at the heart of the scandal, is on board as a producer.
"Impeachment" will star Beanie Feldstein ("Booksmart") as Lewinsky, frequent Murphy collaborator Sarah Paulson will play Linda Tripp, while Annaleigh Ashford ("The Assassination of Gianni Versace") is Paula Jones.
Sarah Burgess wrote the script based on Jeffrey Toobin's bestselling "A Vast Conspiracy: The Real Story of the Sex Scandal That Nearly Brought Down a President." Murphy optioned the book in 2017, but hesitated to go forward without Lewinsky's involvement.
"I told her, 'Nobody should tell your story but you, and it's kind of gross if they do,'" Murphy told The Hollywood Reporter. "'If you want to produce it with me, I would love that; but you should be the producer and you should make all the goddamn money.'"
Production on "Impeachment" is set to begin in February, and the limited series is slated to premiere September 27, 2020.