Today's Evil Beet Gossip

Watergate series coming to HBO

When you hear that Woody Harrelson is heading up a mini series about Watergate your instincts tend to assume it’ll be a comedy.  It’s not.  Side note: Best movie about Watergate is “Dick”. Hysterical.

The film centers around Nixon’s political saboteurs and Watergate masterminds, E. Howard Hunt (Woody) and G. Gordon Liddy (Justin Theroux),  who accidentally toppled the presidency they zealously were trying to protect.

Word is Judy Greer will play Liddy’s deeply devoted wife who believed endlessly in his brilliance.  Which of course he was not, considering the outcome.

The film is coming from the production company that brought us Veep, one of my favorites, and is currently in production.  I can’t wait.  It’s such an amazing story and ridiculous part of American History.