Monica Lewinsky set to produce ‘American Crime Story’ on Clinton impeachment

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What You Need To Know: Monica Lewinsky

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Season three of the popular FX series “American Crime Story” will focus on the impeachment of former President Bill Clinton and the women impacted by the scandal in the late 1990s.

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Former White House intern, Monica Lewinsky, who was at the center of the political storm, is now part of the producer team for the third installment of the award-winning Ryan Murphy series, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

"I told her, 'Nobody should tell your story but you, and it's kind of gross if they do,'" Murphy told THR in a 2018 interview. "'If you want to produce it with me, I would love that; but you should be the producer and you should make all the (expletive) money,'" he said he told her.

Set to star in "Impeachment: American Crime Story," according to USA Today, actress Beanie Feldstein as Lewinsky, Murphy favorite actress Sarah Paulson as Linda Tripp, who famously secretly taped conversations with Lewinsky and Broadway actress Annaleigh Ashford as Paula Jones, whose sexual harassment lawsuit against Clinton led the House to impeach him.

Clinton has not been cast yet, the newspaper reported.

"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 CEO John Landgraf said Tuesday in a release announcing the new season, THR reported.

“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,” Landgraf said.

The series is set to begin production next February with a scheduled premiere in Sept. 2020.

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