Monica Lewinsky, then just a 22-year-old White House intern, became one of President Bill Clinton’s many sexual conquests. The relationship ruined her life and nearly brought down the White House.
Now, thanks to “American Crime Story” producer Ryan Murphy, Lewinsky will get her chance to tell the story in her words as a producer of the show’s third season. FX announced Tuesday that it intends to air the series this fall, during the final days of the 2020 presidential campaign according to The Hollywood Reporter.
“I was hesitant and truthfully more than a little scared to sign on," she explained to the magazine, describing how Murphy calmed her fears and reluctance to get involved with the project.
“But after a lengthy dinner meeting with Ryan, I came to understand even more clearly how dedicated he is to giving a voice to the marginalized in all of his brilliant work."
The first season of the hit series focused on OJ Simpson and his trial after the murder of his ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend Ron Goldman, while season two delved into the assassination of Gianni Versace.
Beanie Feldstein will play Lewinsky in the series which has been adapted from Jeffrey Toobin’s book, "A Vast Conspiracy: The Real Story of the Sex Scandal That Nearly Brought Down a President."