Ryan Murphy is casting Ricky Martin in American Crime Story: Versace. The anthology series, which has covered OJ Simpson in its first season and Hurricane Katrina in its second (due to air in 2018), will spend its third outing getting to grips with the tangled life of Gianni Versace, the famous fashion designer who was murdered by serial killer Andrew Cunanan in 1997.
Martin is to play Antonio D’Amico, Versace’s long-time partner famous for being granted an impressive pension of $50 million lire a month for life. Sounds pretty sweet, right? Well, unfortunately for him, the Versace family just plain doesn’t like him very much and Antonio got only a fraction of his pension in the end.
Series creator Murphy has already made a screen star of Lady Gaga and no doubt Martin hopes he’ll do the same for him. Things should be pretty smooth on set at least with Martin appearing in an episode of Glee. The actor will be joining Édgar Ramirez, Penélope Cruz and Darren Criss on American Crime Story: Versace, which should be with us in 2018, six months or so after the second season.