Edgar Ramirez, Darren Criss to Lead ‘Versace: American Crime Story’

Ryan Murphy’s anthology casts fashion designer and his murderer

Last Updated: February 16, 2017 @ 7:25 AM

“Versace: American Crime Story” has cast the legendary designer and the man who murdered him.

Edgar Ramirez (“Joy,” “The Girl on the Train”) and “Glee” alum Darren Criss will play Gianni Versace and Andrew Cunanan, respectively.

On the heels of the Emmy Award-winning first season “The People v. O.J. Simpson,” the planned third installment will now shoot alongside the second, about the events of and fallout from Hurricane Katrina.

Versace was a beloved figure on the global fashion scene, and boasted pals as famous as the late Princess Diana of Wales. He was one of several victims of Cunanan, who went on a multi-state killing spree before taking his own life in 1997.

Versace was survived by his sister Donatella, who assumed control of his fashion empire after his death.

The first two episodes of the 10-episode season will be written by Tom Rob Smith, with story based on the book “Vulgar Favors” by Maureen Orth. Murphy, who directed multiple episodes of “People v. O.J.,” will direct the first episode of both “Versace/Cunanan” and “Katrina.”

Smith will also serve as executive producer on”American Crime Story’s” third season, alongside Murphy, Nina Jacobson, Brad Simpson and Brad Falchuk.

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