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Ryan Murphy Has Scrapped Monica Lewinsky Season of American Crime Story

Ryan Murphy Has Scrapped Monica Lewinsky Season of American Crime Story

Ryan Murphy Has Scrapped Monica Lewinsky Season of 'American Crime Story'
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A run-in with Lewinsky changed Murphy's mind.

American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson proved that viewers are hungry for dramatic retellings of contemporary scandals, so when Ryan Murphy announced a future season of the show covering the Monica Lewinsky saga, it seemed like a perfect match. Murphy optioned Jeffrey Toobin's 2000 best-seller, A Vast Conspiracy: The Real Sex Scandal that Nearly Brought Down a President and planned to adapt it following American Crime Story:The Assassination of Gianni Versace and the upcoming Hurricane Katrina season. But now Murphy has revealed that he's scrapped the idea after running into Lewinsky at a party.

"I told her, 'Nobody should tell your story but you, and it's kind of gross if they do,'" Murphy recounted to the Hollywood Reporter. " '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.'"

Murphy also revealed that the planned next season of Feud covering Prince Charles and Diana's bitter divorce is also uncertain. "I'm still working on it. And I don't want to do anything unless I'm 100 percent sure."

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