american crime story versaceThe shocking 1997 murder of legendary fashion designer Gianni Versace by serial killer Andrew Cunanan will be examined in the new series of Ryan Murphy’s American Crime Story, which is due to be aired in 2018. Ryan Murphy said: “I was always very moved and freaked out by the Versace assassination, and I thought it was a really great story to do”. And to do so he selected a striking cast – the uncanny resemblance between the actors and their real-life counterparts is going to give an extremely realistic feel to the show.

Edgar Ramirez as Gianni Versace. The Gold and The Girl on the Train star will play the legendary fashion designer, who was murdered at the age of 50 outside of his Miami home.

Darren Criss as Andrew Cunanan. The Glee celebrity will take on the role of sociopath Andrew Cunanan, the serial killer that ended his killing spree after Versace’s murder and before committing suicide few days later at the age of 27. Penelope Cruz as Donatella Versace. Oscar winner Penelope Cruz will be the iconic sister of the Gianni, who became the head of design after her brother’s murder.

Max Greenfield as Santo Versace. The New Girl star, who also appeared in American Horror Story: Hotel, will play Versace’s older brother, Santo, who became president and co-chief executive officer of Gianni Versace SpA after Gianni’s death. Ricky Martin as Antonio D’Amico. The Grammy winner, who previously worked with Murphy as a guest star on Glee, will play Versace’s longtime partner, who he met in 1982 and became a designer for the Versace sport line.

Ilona Catani Scarlett

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