She’s a Vanity Fair contributing editor, author, and oh yeah, the world’s most famous White House intern. Monica Lewinsky has landed a role as hands-on producer for the latest installment of the popular American Crime Story anthology series, titled Impeachment: American Crime Story.
The Hollywood Reporter writes “Impeachment will chronicle the events that led to the first impeachment of a sitting President in over a century.” The deal was signed with 20th Television and is set to premiere September 7th of this year on FX.
Booksmart’s Beanie Feldstein will star as Lewinsky, and a list of high-profile celebs make up the rest of the cast, including Clive Owen as Bill Clinton, Edie Falco as Hillary Clinton and Sarah Paulson as Linda Tripp.
In a released statement, Lewinsky said, “I’m interested in storytelling that is entertaining, thought-provoking and emotion-stirring – that moves a conversation forward by exploring the human condition from an unexpected lens. That’s what excites me about forming Alt Ending Productions and working with 20thTelevision.”
“Having had my own story hijacked for many years, I’m very interested in the voices or perspectives we historically don’t hear from or see. They’re brimming with untapped potential” added Lewinsky.
20th TV president Karey Burke also released a statement Monday stating, “As our team has gotten to know Monica throughout her involvement with our upcoming edition of American Crime Story, we’ve been very impressed with her instincts as a producer, and her desire to bring provocative, untold stories to the screen. She is formidable and passionate about the work, and we’re hopeful this first-look deal leads to many successful projects together.”