‘Law & Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders’ Finds Its Lyle Menendez

Miles Gaston Villanueva will star opposite Gus Helper and Edie Falco in NBC drama

Miles Gaston Villanueva has been cast as Lyle Menendez in this fall’s  “Law & Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders.”

Villanueva has guest-starred on various TV shows, including “Chasing Life,” “Jane the Virgin” and “Rosewood.” He recently co-starred opposite Al Pacino and Judith Light in the new play “God Looked Away,” which had its first full production at the Pasadena Playhouse last winter.

Villanueva is repped by Scott Zimmerman and SDB Parters.

As previously announced, Gus Halper will play Erik Menendez and Edie Falco will star as defense attorney Leslie Abramson.

The eight-episode true-crime installment of the “Law & Order” franchise delivers a dramatization of the notorious murder case that changed America forever, per NBC. When the Menendez brothers were tried on national TV for brutally killing their parents in Beverly Hills, their story became a national obsession. Now, the first edition of this anthology series delves into the players, the crime and the media circus, detailing the day-to-day battles of the trial and unveiling the shocking truth of what really went down when the cameras stopped rolling.

Rene Balcer will write and executive produce. Lesli Linka Glatter will direct and executive produce. Dick Wolf, Peter Jankowski and Arthur W. Forney also executive produce. “Law & Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders” is produced by Universal Television and Wolf Films.

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