Ramirez to Star in “Versace: American Crime Story,” the Third Installment of Ryan Murphy’s Anthology Series for FX

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16 Feb 2017 | Entertainment

Edgar Ramirez is facing a life of Crime

The 39-year-old Venezuelan actor has been cast opposite Darren Criss in Versace: American Crime Story, the 10-episode third installment in Ryan Murphy’s anthology series for FX.

Edgar Ramirez

Ramirez will play the legendary designer Gianni Versace, while Criss will play his killer.

Versace: American Crime Story examines the shocking July 1997 assassination of Versace (Ramirez) on the steps of his Miami Beach mansion by sociopath and serial killer Andrew Cunanan (Criss). Eight days later, Cunanan killed himself in a houseboat as the Miami Dade police force moved in to capture him. Versace was his fifth and final victim.

Versace, from Fox 21, is based on the book Vulgar Favors by Vanity Fair writer Maureen Orth. Tom Rob Smith (London Spy) is writing the first two and multiple subsequent episodes and Murphy, who received an Emmy nomination for directing the opening episode of People v. O.J. Simpsonwill direct the first hour.

Versace will begin production next month in Los Angeles and Miami, and will shoot before Season 2, Katrina: American Crime Story, which will air first.

Ramirez, who received an Emmy nomination for his title role in the Carlos miniseries, will next be seen in the feature Bright opposite Will Smith. His other credits include the films Gold and The Girl on a Train.


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