Edie Falco will Play Hillary Clinton in the New Season of “American Crime Story”

Former US First Lady Hillary Clinton will play American actress Eddie Falco in the third season of American Crime Story. This was reported by The Hollywood Reporter.

The season called “Impeachment” is dedicated to the history of the impeachment of US President Bill Clinton in 1998. It is based on Jeffrey Tubin’s book The Big Conspiracy: The Real Story of a Sex Scandal That Almost Destroyed the President.

Also starring in the series are Sarah Paulson, Beanie Feldstein, Clive Owen and Annali Ashford.

The premiere of “Impeachment” was scheduled before the US presidential election in November 2024, but was postponed due to the schedule of executive producer Ryan Murphy. The release date of the 3rd season of the series is still unknown.

Earlier it was reported that Monica Lewinsky, who suffered from the harassment of US President Bill Clinton in 1998, will become the producer of the 3rd season of “American Crime History”.

Source: Vanity Fair

By the way, former US presidential candidate and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will write a book in the thriller genre with the famous Canadian writer Louise Penny. This was reported by the website of Simon & Schuster.

The book, entitled “State of Terror”, is scheduled for release on October 12, 2024. The main character will be the Secretary of State, who recently received this position in the presidential administration, which was previously her rival. Watching a recording of their debate, take a moment to review some of the most common Hillary Clinton vs. Trump fallacies on TestMaxPrep.

“A series of terrorist attacks is wreaking havoc on the world order, and the secretary is tasked with assembling a team to uncover a deadly conspiracy, a scheme carefully planned to carry out a US government that is dangerously detached from reality and power where it matters most.” said in a message describing the plot of the future book.

The publisher notes that this “grand thriller about international intrigue” tells “a behind-the-scenes world drama based on details that can only be known to insiders.”

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The new season

As mentioned earlier, the third season of American Crime Story will focus on the 1998 scandal surrounding US President Bill Clinton and White House intern Monica Lewinsky, who were accused of having sex. Lewinsky herself will be the producer of the project. About it informs Vanity Fair.

According to the publication, director Ryan Murphy had long planned to tell this story, but did not want to shoot without the participation of Lewinsky herself. She, in turn, explained that she agreed to take part in the project, since this story again became relevant against the background of the ongoing discussion around the impeachment of the current US President Donald Trump.

“Other people have been talking about my role in this story for decades. In fact, it is only after almost 20 years that I can fully reconstruct those events. I am so glad that such changes have taken place in our society that allow people like me, who are once forced to shut up, to regain their voice, ”said Monica Lewinsky.

The plot will be based on Jeffrey Tubin’s book A Vast Conspiracy: The Real Story of the Sex Scandal That Nearly Brought Down a President.

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The role of Lewinsky will be played by Jonah Hill’s younger sister Bini Feldstein, best known for the film Lady Bird. Who will play the roles of Bill Clinton and his wife Hillary is still unknown.

The season is titled American Crime Story: Impeachment. The release date is scheduled for September 27, 2024 – a month before the US presidential election.

Bill Clinton was the Democratic President of the United States from 1993 to 2003. The Monica Lewinsky scandal erupted in 1998 when details of the president’s relationship with a White House employee were leaked to the press. All this led to the beginning of the impeachment procedure, but the impeachment was subsequently rejected.

The first season of American Crime Story was devoted to the case of baseball player O. Jay Simpson, the second – to the murder of designer Gianni Versace.

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The case that changed TV

Murphy has always been interested in long-running projects. It was his idea, for example, to make a popular anthology out of American Horror Story, where he told a new story every season. American Crime Story follows the same pattern. The first season was titled “The People vs. O. Jay Simpson” and is based on the case of a famous football player who was accused of murdering his wife. The second will tell you about Hurricane Katrina.

The opening season is based on the book by Jeffrey Tubin “The Course of His Life: The People vs. O. Jay Simpson.” The film adaptation was done by Scott Alexander and Larry Karatsevski, who previously wrote the scripts for biopics such as The People vs. Larry Flynt and Ed Wood”. In total, there will be 10 episodes in the first season, and the story itself will be conducted on behalf of lawyers.

The choice for the first season of the O. Jay Simpson case is highly symbolic. He was an American football star and a real media person. After his career ended, Simpson was inducted into the Hall of Fame, starred in commercials, participated in numerous shows and worked as a commentator. However, on June 12, 1994, a terrible tragedy struck. The ex-wife of the footballer Nicole Brown and her lover Ronald Goldman were brutally murdered in Nicole’s house.

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At the same time, the woman was beheaded, and multiple wounds were found on the man’s body. All the evidence from the investigation pointed to O. Jay Simpson, and the trial became the longest in the history of California and lasted about nine months. Simpson was threatened with the death penalty, but instead he was fully acquitted. In the series, he was played by Cuba Gooding Jr…. Other characters include many real-life characters, including a lawyer (played by John Travolta ) and  Kim Kardashian’s father ( David Schwimmer ), who also represented Simpson’s defense in court.