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Technicians with the Dade County Coroner’s Office wheel the body of 27-year-old Andrew Cunanan from a Miami Beach boathouse. Cunanan, who was wanted in the murder of fashion designer Gianni Versace and four others, was found dead in the residence of an apparent suicide.

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Darren Criss, Edgar Ramirez to Star in 'Versace: American Crime Story'
Production on the FX/Ryan Murphy anthology will begin next month.

Ryan Murphy has found the two key stars for the third season of FX anthology American Crime Story.

Set to star in Versace: American Crime Story are Glee grad Darren Criss and The Bourne Ultimatum’s Edgar Ramirez, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.

Versace — which will come after the franchise’s second season, Katrina — will explore the July 1997 assassination of legendary designer Gianni Versace. His killer, Andrew Cunanan, committed suicide eight days later as Miami Dade police were on the verge of capturing the serial killer behind five slayings. The 10-episode third season will likely run in 2018, following quickly on Katrina’s heels.

Versace, from Fox 21 and FX Productions, will be based on the book Vulgar Favors by Vanity Fair writer Maureen Orth, with Tom Rob Smith (London Spy) set to write the first two and multiple subsequent episodes.

Ramirez will play Versace; Criss is set as Cunanan. Production will begin in March and run concurrently with Katrina, which also recently began casting with Annette Bening set to star alongside returning players Courtney B. Vance, Sarah Paulson and Cuba Gooding Jr.

The casting brings Criss back into the Murphy fold following a brief gig on American Horror Story and his breakout role as Blaine on Fox’s megahit Glee. Most recently, he has a role in The CW’s Supergirl/Flash musical crossover. Versace marks his first series regular TV gig following Glee. He also was poised to star in a workplace comedy that was in development at Fox. Repped by CAA, Hyphenate Creative Management and Hansen Jacobson, he most recently starred in Hedwig and the Angry Inch on Broadway and is reprising the role in the show’s L.A. production.