Ryan Murphy is pulling from his American Horror Story world for the latest casting on The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story.
EW can exclusively reveal that Finn Wittrock, who has appeared in three seasons of AHS and in Murphy’s adaptation of The Normal Heart, is joining the latest, star-studded edition of ACS, the subject of this week’s EW cover story.
Wittrock will play Jeff Trail, a friend of Andrew Cunanan but also the serial killer’s first victim. Cunanan is played by Darren Criss (Glee).
Versace follows both the titular designer, played by Joy’s Edgar Ramirez, and Cunanan, the man who killed him. The series cuts back and forth between the murder in July 1997 and various points in both men’s lives. Penelope Cruz plays Gianni’s sister Donatella and Ricky Martin is Versace’s longtime love Antonio D’Amico.
The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story will premiere on FX in early 2018.