The Bill Clinton-Monica Lewinsky scandal will be the subject of FX's Impeachment: American Crime Story, starring Booksmart's Beanie Feldstein as Lewinsky, Sarah Paulson as Linda Tripp and Annaleigh Ashford as Paula Jones. Lewinsky will serve as a producer on the third American Crime Story series. Impeachment: American Crime Story will be written by Sarah Burgess based on Jeffrey Toobin's bestselling book A Vast Conspiracy: The Real Story of the Sex Scandal That Nearly Brought Down a President. Paulson and Ashford are American Crime Story veterans, with Paulson winning an Emmy for playing Marcia Clark on The People v. O. J. Simpson and Ashford playing Elizabeth Cote on The Assassination of Gianni Versace. “FX’s American Crime Story franchise has become a cultural touchstone, providing greater context for stories that deserve greater understanding like the O.J. Simpson trial and saga, and Andrew Cunanan’s tragic crime spree which concluded with the assassination of Gianni Versace,” FX Chairman John Landgraf said in a statement. “This franchise re-examines some of the most complicated, polarizing stories in recent history in a way that is relevant, nuanced and entertaining. Impeachment: American Crime Story will likewise explore the overlooked dimensions of the women who found themselves caught up in the scandal and political war that cast a long shadow over the Clinton Presidency.” Production will begin in February 2020 with a scheduled premiere date of Sept. 27, 2020.
TOPICS: Monica Lewinsky, FX, Impeachment: American Crime Story, Annaleigh Ashford, Beanie Feldstein, Bill Clinton, Jeffrey Toobin, John Landgraf, Linda Tripp, Paula Jones, Ryan Murphy, Sarah Burgess, Sarah Paulson, American Crime Story Franchise, In Development, Trump Presidency