October 19, 2019

Beanie Feldstein to Portray Monica Lewinsky in ‘American Crime Story’ Season 3

Beanie Feldstein. Photo courtesy of Beanie Feldstein

Beanie Feldstein (“Booksmart,” “What We Do in the Shadows,” “Lady Bird”) has been cast as infamous White House intern Monica Lewinsky in the third season of FX limited series “American Crime Story.” Titled, “Impeachment: American Crime Story,” the show will follow the scandal surrounding the Bill Clinton presidency. Lewinsky is among the producers.

Clinton has not yet been cast, but Sarah Paulson will play Lewinsky’s confidante Linda Tripp and Annaleigh Ashford will portray Clinton harassment accuser Paula Jones.

Based on Jeffrey Toobin’s book “A Vast Conspiracy: The Real Story of the Sex Scandal That Nearly Brought Down a President,” the third installment in the “American Crime Story” franchise is written by Sarah Burgess and executive produced by Ryan Murphy, Nina Jacobson, Brad Simpson, Brad Falchuk, Larry Karaszewski, Scott Alexander, Alexis Martin Woodall and Paulson. 

“This franchise re-examines some of the most complicated, polarizing stories in recent history in a way that is relevant, nuanced and entertaining,” FX Chairman John Landgraf said. “‘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. 

The premiere has been set for Sept. 27, 2020 on FX.