Friday, February 17, 2017

Fil-Am actor to play Versace killer in true crime series

Filipino-American actor Darren Criss will return to a series produced by Ryan Murphy, the executive producer of teen musical "Glee," for the third time, this time to portray a serial killer for a true crime anthology.
report on Hollywood Reporter said Criss will portray Andrew Cunanan, the serial killer who killed famous fashion designer Gianni Versace in 1997, in the third season of American Crime Story.
"Versace: American Crime Story" will feature Criss alongside Golden Globe and Emmy-nominated UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Edgar Ramirez, who will play the eminent designer.
Cunanan, full name Andrew Phillip Cunanan, was added to the FBI's Ten Most Wanted Fugitives list on June 12, 1997 before he shot Versace outside his Miami Beach mansion on Ocean Drive.
Cunanan was subject of a manhunt before the high-profile murder as he begun a string of murders across the United States in late April 1997. He evaded capture when he committed suicide at his houseboat two miles north of Versace's house eight days after the crime.
Criss was first recognized for his role in the online hit play A Very Potter Musical in 2009. He quickly caught mainstream attention by nailing the role of Blaine Anderson in the Murphy-produced Glee a year later.
The actor made his second entry to a Murphy show with a cameo on Murphy's horror series, American Horror Story, in 2015.
The half-Filipino, half-Irish actor came to the Philippines several times in the past for concerts and family events.
Criss is open with his half-Filipino heritage and has participated in fundraisers to aid victims of natural disasters, including a concert and a project with the World Food Programme for Typhoon Yolanda and a donation drive for Typhoon SendongRie Takumi/KBK, GMA News

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