Clarkson will play Rebecca Corbett, the New York Times’ investigations department editor who oversaw the reporters. As Deadline previously reported, Twohey and Kantor are set to be played by multi-Oscar nominee Carey Mulligan and Zoe Kazan, respectively. Corbett joined The New York Times in 2004 and has edited numerous Pulitzer Prize-winning stories. Clarkson is represented by CAA and Anonymous Content.
Oscar winner Rebecca Lenkiewicz (Ida) adapted the screenplay which Maria Schrader is directing. Schrader recently won a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Directing for a Limited Series for Netflix’s critically acclaimed limited series Unorthodox.