'Versace: American Crime Story' Casts Edgar Ramirez and Darren Criss in Key Roles
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'Zero Dark Thirty' actor Ramirez and 'Glee' alum Criss are tapped to play designer Gianni Versace and his killer respectively in the third season of Ryan Murphy's anthology series.

AceShowbiz - "American Crime Story" is yet to air its second season, but Ryan Murphy has found two actors to take key roles in its third season. Edgar Ramirez and Darren Criss have been cast to play legendary designer Gianni Versace and his killer Andrew Cunanan respectively on "Versace: American Crime Story".

"Versace", the third installment of the FX anthology series, will be based on the book "Vulgar Favors" by Maureen Orth. It will center on the assassination of Gianni Versace in Miami in July 1997. His killer, Cunanan, who killed five people that year, committed suicide eight days later on a house boat.

Ramirez won the Cesar Award in 2011 for Most Promising Actor for his title role in French-German biopic series "Carlos" (2010). His recent film credits include "Joy" and "The Girl on the Train". As for Criss, he has previously worked with Murphy on "Glee". He recently wrapped filming on the "Supergirl" / "The Flash" musical crossover episode, in which he plays the villain, Music Meister.

The second and third season of "American Crime Story" will air in 2018. The second season will focus on the legal issues surrounding Hurricane Katrina. Annette Bening joins the cast for the second installment.

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