If you’re a fan of true crime, retro ’90s fashion, and binge-worth dramas, FX’s “American Crime Story: The Assassination of Gianni Versace” is for you.
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It’s like a novela but it really happened! The best part about the series is that it features an A-list Latino cast. Entertainment Weekly released the first images of the cast, and it’s so good.
Penélope Cruz plays fashion designer Donatella Versace.
While there was some speculation that Lady Gaga would play Donatella (because they’re best pals and she sports long blonde locks), this role looks like it was made for Penélope.
Édgar Ramírez plays iconic fashion designer Gianni Versace, who was brutally killed in 1997 (not a spoiler).
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The Venezuelan actor stars as the ill-fated designer who was gunned down in front of his home. Gianni is a memorable person who balanced his career, homosexuality, and family, with grace and gravitas. We’re really curious to see if Ramírez can pull this off.
Ricky Martin plays Gianni’s long-time partner, Antonio D’Amico.
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D’Amico and Gianni were together for 15 years. It’s reported that in Gianni left D’Amico $57,000 a month for life in his will. He also granted D’Amico the right to live in any of Gianni’s homes.
Is Dascha Polanco on this show, too?
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We’re not sure if the “Orange Is The New Black” star will also be on this show, but as you can see, she was hanging out with the entire cast, including “American Crime Story” creator Ryan Murphy and Darren Criss, who also works on the series. Martin’s caption says, “Ready for another week of working with this gang.” ?
Here’s a little background on this storyline in case you’re not familiar with Gianni Versace.
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Versace began his career in the ’70s and was an important designer until his tragic death in 1997. His sister, Donatella, took over his empire and continues to live out his legacy.
While we know that Gianni was killed, there aren’t a lot of details about what led to his murder and what happened since, so this series could possibly provide some insight.
“The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story,” is the second season of Murphy’s “American Crime Story” installation. The first was “The People v. O. J. Simpson,” and the third is already lined up. That season is called “Katrina” and is based on the New Orleans natural disaster.
Here’s a behind-the-scenes clip of the incredible photo shoot:
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