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AMERICAN CRIME STORY: Edgar Ramirez And Darren Criss Cast In Third Season [FX]

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Edgar Ramirez And Darren Criss To Star In American Crime Story’s Third Season

FX has cast Edgar Ramirez and Darren Criss in the planned third season of American Crime Story.

Although Ramirez has appeared in such high-profile projects as Zero Dark Thirty and The Bourne Ultimatum, his real claim to fame was the multinational miniseries Carlos. Portraying the notorious terrorist hijacker Carlos the Jackal, the Venezuelan actor earned high marks for his performance and even received Emmy and Golden Globe award nominations for his acting. As for Criss, viewers will almost certainly recognize him as mid-series regular Blaine from Glee. He also received an Emmy Award nomination for his involvement with the show, but it was for penning a song for its finale.

The two actors are set to play iconic designer Gianni Versace and serial murderer Andrew Cunanan, with Ramirez as the former and Criss as the latter.

Per Deadline:

Also back for Versace are casting directors Nicole Daniels and Courtney Bright, who won an Emmy for The People v. O.J. Simpson. American Crime Story’s core producing team — Ryan Murphy, Nina Jacobson, Brad Simpson and Brad Falchuk — all  Emmy winners for People v. O.J. Simpson as Best Limited Series — executive produce Versace alongside Smith.

Ramirez, who received an Emmy nomination for his title role in the Carlos miniseries, will next be seen in the feature Bright opposite Will Smith.

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