Versace Releases Official Statement on “American Crime Story” Series
FX hasn’t started airing the anthology series about the death of Gianni Versace, but the Versace family is already labeling it a work of fiction. Versace’s press office released a terse statement today: “The Versace family has neither authorized nor had any involvement whatsoever in the forthcoming TV series about the death of Mr. Gianni Versace. Since Versace did not authorize the book on which it is partly based nor has it taken part in the writing of the screenplay, this TV series should only be considered as a work of fiction.”
“The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story” premieres January 17th, and delves into the murder of Versace and other victims of Andrew Cunanan (played by Glee alum Darren Criss) crimes. Cunan famously murdered Versace outside of his South Beach, Miami mansion in 1997. The cast includes Edgar Ramirez as the late fashion icon, Penelope Cruz as Donatella Versace, and Ricky Martin as one of the designer’s lovers. The basis of the nine-episode series was Maureen Orth’s 1999 book Vulgar Favors: Andrew Cunanan, Gianni Versace, and the Largest Failed Manhunt in US History.” The first season of American Crime Story, subtitled The People v. O.J. Simpson revolved around the O.J. Simpson murder case and was a critical and ratings hit.
Last night the Versace cast reunited at The Golden Globes.
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