Edie Falco was hired to play Hillary Clinton in Indictment: American Crime StoryRyan Murphy’s upcoming FX limited series on the Bill Clinton-Monica Lewinsky sex scandal, sources familiar with the project have confirmed to Deadline.
The third season of American Crime Story will be based on Jeffrey Toobin’s book, A Vast Conspiracy: The Real Story of the Sex Scandal That Nearly Down a President. Beanie Feldstein will star as Lewinsky, Clive Owen as Bill Clinton, Annaleigh Ashford as Paula Jones and Billy Eichner as reporter Matt Drudge.
Richard Shepard will be the director and executive producer. Sarah Burgess writes and will serve as an EP with Shepard, Murphy, Nina Jacobson, Brad Simpson, Brad Falchuk, Larry Karaszewski, Scott Alexander, Alexis Martin Woodall and Sarah Paulson. Lewinsky, Feldstein, Henrietta Conrad and Jemima Khan produce.
Falco is best known for her roles on The Sopranos and Nurse Jackie, which earned him Emmy wins. She recently starred in the CBS crime drama Tommy. She was also the co-executive producer of the series.