Ricky Martin is to play Versace’s lover

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The American Crime story invited the gay Latin-American singer for one of the key roles in the new episode. Ricky is to play Antonio D’Amico – the longtime boyfriend of the murdered designer. Versace will be portrayed by Edgar Ramirez who recently starred opposite Matthew McConaughey in the feature film Gold. Andrew Cunanan, a serial killer who murdered Versace, will be played by Glee alum Darrin Criss. Production is expected to begin next month. Versace was assassinated on the front steps of his mansion in Miami Beach in 1997 by Cunanan.
The designer was Cunanan’s fifth and final victim in a nationwide killing spree. Cunanan killed himself eight days after Versace’s murder as police closed in on him. While known primarily as a singer, Martin has occasionally taken on acting roles. He was once a regular on the ABC soap General Hospital and more recently starred on Broadway in Evita. Martin recently began a residency at the Park Theatre in Las Vegas.

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