After her breakout role in Lady Bird and then her incredible follow-up in Olivia Wilde's new film Booksmart, Beanie Feldstein, the younger sister of Jonah Hill, has firmly cemented herself as a major Hollywood one to watch. Now, the 26-year-old has confirmed her most serious part to date: playing Monica Lewinsky in American Crime Story's third instalment which is focused on former US President Bill Clinton's affair with his white house intern and subsequent impeachment.
While the casting for some roles, including the Clintons, is yet to be announced, confirmed to be starring alongside Beanie is Sarah Paulson, who will play Linda Tripp, and Annaleigh Ashford, who will play Paula Jones. But the best part about Impeachment: American Crime Story is that the real Lewinsky is serving as an executive producer on the series.
Ryan Murphy, who created American Crime Story, told The Hollywood Reporter last year that he had second thoughts about making Lewinsky and Clinton the focus of the upcoming season, saying he told Lewinsky at the time that if it were to go ahead, she should be involved. "I told her, 'Nobody should tell your story but you, and it's kind of gross if they do,'" he said. "'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.'"
Impeachment: American Crime Story will premiere on Sunday, September 28, 2020 on FX in the USA. No word yet on whether it will be available on Netflix Down Under, as both The People v. O. J. Simpson and The Assassination of Gianni Versace eventually were, but here's hoping.
This article originally appeared on marie claire Australia