Billy Eichner to Play Matt Drudge in Ryan Murphy’s ‘American Crime Story: Impeachment’

Billy Eichner has joined the cast of Ryan Murphy’s American Crime Story: Impeachment about the Clinton-Lewinsky impeachment scandal, and will play reporter Matt Drudge, who broke the news of the White House affair.

Lewinsky is serving as one of the producers on the series.

Impeachment: American Crime Story will star frequent Murphy muse Sarah Paulson as Linda Tripp; Beanie Feldstein (Lady Bird, Booksmart, FX’s What We Do in the Shadows) as Lewinsky; and Annaleigh Ashford (season two of ACS, Masters of Sex) as Paula Jones.

Sarah Burgess penned the script for the season, which is based on Jeffrey Toobin’s best-seller A Vast Conspiracy: The Real Story of the Sex Scandal That Nearly Brought Down a President. It is the same book that Murphy optioned in January 2017 and later had second thoughts about telling Lewinsky’s story.’

Murphy had previously scrapped the idea of doing a series on the Lewinsky scandal.

Murphy told Lewinsky why at a Hollywood party, according to a 2018 report from THR: “I told her, ‘Nobody should tell your story but you, and it’s kind of gross if they do. If you want to produce it with me, I would love that; but you should be the producer and you should make all the goddamn money.’”

Via HollywoodReporter

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