Advertisement

Clive Owen to play Bill Clinton in ‘Impeachment: American Crime Story’

Advertisement

Los Angeles, Nov 16 (IANS) Oscar-nominated actor Clive Owen will star as Bill Clinton in “Impeachment: American Crime Story”, the third season of the network FXs award-winning limited series franchise, which centers on the sex scandal that rocked the Clinton presidency.

Owen joins Sarah Paulson, who will play Linda Tripp, Beanie Feldstein, who will play Monica Lewinsky, and Annaleigh Ashford, who will play Paula Jones in the limited series, reports aceshowbiz.com.

The role of Hillary Clinton is currently being cast.

Advertisement

“Impeachment…” is written by Sarah Burgess who executive produces alongside returning ACS team Ryan Murphy, Nina Jacobson, Brad Simpson, Brad Falchuk, Larry Karaszewski, Scott Alexander, Alexis Martin Woodall and Paulson. Feldstein, Henrietta Conrad and Jemima Khan are also producing.

The limited series is based on Jeffrey Toobin’s bestselling book “A Vast Conspiracy: The Real Story of the Sex Scandal That Nearly Brought Down a President”. Toobin’s 1997 book The Run of His Life: The People v. O. J. Simpson served as the source material for Season 1 of American Crime Story.

Advertisement

Filming on “Impeachment” is set to begin in late March. The limited series is currently slated to premiere on Sunday, September 27, 2020, about a month out from the next US Presidential election, but Murphy recently indicated the date may be in flux as the filming schedule has changed.

Owen’s casting comes in the midst of the impeachment hearing against President Donald Trump. Despite the confluence of events, the current impeachment proceedings are not influencing “Impeachment: ACS”, which chronicles events from two decades ago.

Advertisement

Owen received an Oscar nomination for “Closer” and was most recently seen in “Gemini Man”. On TV, he headlined “The Knick” and will also star opposite Julianne Moore in the limited series “Lisey’s Story”.

–IANS

dc/pgh/

Advertisement

RELATED POSTS

Advertisement

UPDATES

Chintu Ka Birthday Movie Review: Enduringly uplifting, warm & an endearing gem on life and humanity

Chintu Ka Birthday movie review is here. Streaming on ZEE5 from June 05, 2020. The movie stars Vinay Pathak, Tillotama Shome, Seema...

Kangana: 'Thalaivi' a massive scale film, can't release on OTT

Mumbai, June 4 (IANS) With so many films going direct to OTT, bypassing traditional theatrical release, there was a buzz in sections of the...

Vindu Dara Singh: Lanka Dahan was one of most challenging scenes done by dad

Mumbai, June 4 (IANS) Actor Vindu Dara Singh has looked back at the time when his father, actor Dara Singh, played Hanuman in Ramanand...

Alicia Silverstone, her nine-year-old son 'take baths together'

Los Angeles, June 4 (IANS) Actress Alicia Silverstone says she and her son Bear, 9, "take baths together".Silverstone opened up about hanging at home...

Police complaint against Ekta Kapoor's 'Triple X-2' web series

Gurugram, June 4 (IANS) Noted film producer Ekta Kapoor's new web series 'Triple X-2' has sparked a controversy after some ex-army personnel lodged a...
Advertisement
Advertisement