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The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story


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Inspired by actual events, but based on the Maureen Orth book 'Vulgar Favors: Andrew Cunanan, Gianni Versace, and the Largest Failed Manhunt in U. S. History,' 'The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story' is the second installment of FX’s award-winning limited series, 'American Crime Story.'

This season will examine the shocking July 1997 assassination of legendary designer Gianni Versace on the steps of his Miami Beach mansion by sociopath and serial killer Andrew Cunanan, who eight days later killed himself in a house boat as the Miami Dade police force moved in to capture him. Versace was his fifth and final victim.

This season has an entirely different creative team than The People vs OJ - it was written by Tom Rob Smith, the creator of London Spy.

 

 

 

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Edgar Ramírez as Gianni Versace
Penélope Cruz as Donatella Versace
Darren Criss as Andrew Cunanan
Sebestien Soliz as Israel Sands
Annaleigh Ashford as Elizabeth Cote
Ricky Martin as Antonio D'Amico

 

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Wow...that looks brutal. This happened in our neck of the woods and I remember it very well. I remember hearing that Versace had been killed and the manhunt that ensued. It was also the first time I'd heard the term "spree killer." I've walked by the entrance to the Versace mansion where he was shot on Ocean Drive countless times. This should be interesting since it's literally so close to home. 

 

Wait, I thought this was a movie but it's a 9 episode series?? Oh yes, I'm on board for that. It looks like it could border on cheesy but their OJ Simpson series was damn good TV so I'll give this a shot (no pun intended). 

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yeah, this being hometwon does make it seem more interesting - i'd not have pegged this one for their next series, though.  while i can't think of any other big crimes that'd lend themselves to an ensemble cast as well as the OJ story did, i can't deny that this format with something like Gein, Manson etc would be terrifying. 

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59 minutes ago, The NZA said:

yeah, this being hometwon does make it seem more interesting - i'd not have pegged this one for their next series, though.  while i can't think of any other big crimes that'd lend themselves to an ensemble cast as well as the OJ story did, i can't deny that this format with something like Gein, Manson etc would be terrifying. 

 

Damn...a Manson one would be something. Helter Skelter was one of the first true crime books I read and it was so fucking disturbing. That story would need to be on HBO or Showtime...

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