Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Casting News - Billy Eichner to Play Matt Drudge in 'Impeachment: American Crime Story'; Plus 2 More Updates!

Casting News - January 22, 2020

Amazon's The Underground Railroad; FX's Impeachment: American Crime Story; and Showtime's Ripley.

  • Billy Eichner has joined the cast of the upcoming third installment of the Emmy-winning anthology series. He is the host of Funny or Die's Billy on the Street, which has received three Emmy Award nominations. He also starred for three seasons in Hulu's Difficult People and recurred in two seasons of FX's American Horror Story. He recently starred in the 2019 feature film The Lion King.
  • He will play Matt Drudge, the famed journalist and founder of the Drudge Report. On January 17, 1998, he reported that Newsweek was sitting on a story about President Bill Clinton's (Clive Owen) affair with White House intern Monica Lewinsky (Beanie Feldstein), helping push the scandal into the mainstream media.
  • Lily Rabe has been cast in a recurring role on the upcoming limited series developed by Barry Jenkins. She starred for three seasons in FX's American Horror Story. She next stars in TNT's upcoming drama Tell Me Your Secrets and HBO's upcoming limited series The Undoing.
  • She will play Ethel Wells, Martin's (Damon Herriman) wife and the mother of their daughter.
  • Johnny Flynn will co-star on the upcoming drama starring Andrew Scott. He previously starred for three seasons in Netflix's Lovesick, one season in National Geographic's Genius and in the ITV/Amazon limited series Vanity Fair.
  • He will Dickie Greenleaf, a comfortable, trust-funded ex-pat living in Italy.