“American Horror Story” alum Billy Eichner is set to play infamous Drudge Report founder Matt Drudge for FX’s “American Crime Story: Impeachment” limited series about the Bill Clinton-Monica Lewinsky sex scandal.
The Drudge Report first broke news of the White House affair on January 17th 1998, then reporting that Newsweek editors were sitting on a story by investigative reporter Michael Isikoff.
Eichner joins Beanie Feldstein who is playing Lewinsky, Clive Owen as Bill Clinton, Sarah Paulson as Linda Tripp, and Annaleigh Ashford as Paula Jones. Filming kicks off March 21st.
The limited series is based on Jeffrey Toobin’s book “A Vast Conspiracy” with Sarah Burgess writing and serving as executive producer alongside Ryan Murphy, Nina Jacobson, Brad Simpson, Brad Falchuk, Larry Karaszewski, Scott Alexander, Alexis Martin Woodall, and Paulson.