Clive Owen to Star in “Impeachment: American Crime Story”

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FX’s Impeachment: American Crime Story has found its Bill Clinton. 

The forthcoming installment of the acclaimed franchise has cast Clive Owen as the former US President. 

The third season of the award-winning limited series will focus on Clinton’s impeachment scandal. Clive is set to star opposite previously announced Beanie Feldstein who will star as Monica Lewinsky. Also starring are Sarah Paulson as Linda Tripp and Annaleigh Ashford as Paula Jones. 

Impeachment hails from writer Sarah Burgess. Burgess also executive produces alongside Ryan Murphy, Nina Jacobson, Brad Simpson, Brad Falchuk, Larry Karaszewski, Scott Alexander, Alexis Martin Woodall, and Paulson. 

“We do a show that is very thoroughly fact-checked and vetted and based on bestselling books by Jeffrey Toobin,” Murphy told Deadline. “I think the reason why it’s interesting is because you don’t have to change anything to feel modern. And I think that idea of impeachment obviously with Trump is fascinating. I wouldn’t say that we’re changing things that much or mentioning Trump at all in our narrative.”

Impeachment follows The People v. OJ Simpson: American Crime Story and The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story.