Edgar Ramirez and Darren Criss to Star in ‘Versace: American Crime Story’

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(via Variety)

Ryan Murphy’s “Versace: American Crime Story,” the forthcoming third installment of FX’s popular series, has confirmed Edgar Ramirez and Darren Criss will star as Gianni Versace and Andrew Cunanan, respectively.

The “American Crime Story” series saw huge success with its award-winning first installment “People V. O.J. Simpson.” Its second installment, following the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, is set to premiere in 2018.

“Versace,” also set to premiere in late 2018, will follow the murder of Gianni Versace in Miami Beach by serial killer Andrew Cunanan. Cunanan murdered five people in 1997, including Versace and then killed himself on a house boat eight days later.

This role marks Ramirez’s first time acting in American television. Darren Criss reunites with “Glee” and “American Horror Story” creator, Ryan Murphy. Though no other cast members have been announced, many believed Lady Gaga would assume the role of Donatella Versace. However, according to Variety, Murphy said, “When you’re going to do a show like Versace, it’s a five-month commitment, it’s a very big show, we’re shooting it all over the world. So I just don’t think with her schedule, I knew that it would never had worked. But I would love to work with her on something in the future.”

The third installment will be based on the book “Vulgar Favors” by Vanity Fair writer Maureen Orth and produced by Fox 21. It begins production next month and is set to air sometime after “Katrina” in 2018.

[Via Variety]

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