Edgar Ramirez, Darren Criss Cast in Lead Roles for ‘Versace: American Crime Story’

The lead cast for the third season of ‘American Crime Story’ has already been chosen…

On the heels of an award winning season of ‘The People vs. OJ Simpson’, ‘American Crime Story’ has already plotted a course for the next three seasons including a focus on the assassination of famed designer Gianni Versace.

The season titled ‘Versace: American Crime Story’ will focus on the 1997 murder of the legendary designer by Andrew Cunanan based on the book ‘Vulgar Favors’ by Maureen Orth.

The lead role of Gianni Versace will be played by Edgar Ramirez — best known for his roles in the ‘Point Break’ remake as well as ‘Hands of Stone’ — while Andrew Cunanan will be played by ‘Glee’ alum Darren Criss, who also recently signed on to play the Music Meister in the two night musical crossover on ‘Supergirl’ and ‘The Flash’.

The other major role still to be cast for Versace’s famous sister Donatella is still ongoing after creator Ryan Murphy denied rumors that Lady Gaga was up for the role.

Now here’s the interesting part about ‘Versace: American Crime Story’…

The season will actually go into production next month but the show won’t air until some point in 2018 because Murphy has already plotted out another season focused on the disaster surrounding Hurricane Katrina that will debut first. The ‘American Crime Story’ season focused on Hurricane Katrina hasn’t even started casting or production yet, but it’s still expected to film and air before the season about Versace.

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