There are always three sides to any story; theirs, yours, and the truth. Who knows which we’ll be getting when American Crime Story: The Assassination of Gianni Versace hits FX later this month.
Maybe you read about the Versace family issuing a statement about the upcoming American Crime Story second installment from Ryan Murphy about the murder of Gianni Versace, pretty much disavowing any connection to the show or source material. The Family said the tv series “should only be considered as a work of fiction”.
Today, FX and Fox 21 responded to The Family saying:
“Like the original American Crime Story series The People vs. OJ Simpson, which was based on Jeffrey Toobin’s nonfiction bestseller The Run of His Life, FX’s follow-up The Assassination Of Gianni Versace is based on Maureen Orth’s heavily researched and authenticated nonfiction best-seller Vulgar Favors, which examined the true life crime spree of Andrew Cunanan. We stand by the meticulous reporting of Ms. Orth.”
Edgar Ramirez stars as Gianni, Penelope Cruz plays Donatella Versace, Ricky Martin is playing Gianni’s partner Antonio D’Amico. Darren Criss (Glee, “Hedwig And The Angry Inch” broadway revival) plays Andrew Cunanan.
Versace is set to premiere on January 17th on FX.