Actress Penelope Cruz is slated to portray iconic fashion designer Donatella Versace in the upcoming season of FX’s anthology series, American Crime Story.
The third installment of the series is titled The Assassination of Gianni Versace will tell the story of Gianni Versace’s 1997 murder.
Cruz will play Donatella… and Entertainment Weekly has given us a first look at her in full wardrobe. In the image, we see the actress wearing a hot pink, satin gown, along with Versace’s signature platinum blonde hair.
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Our first official look at #PenelopeCruz as #DonatellaVersace has arrived! 😯🔥 The Oscar winner stars in 'The Assassination of Gianni Versace,' the new installment of #RyanMurphy’s award-winning #AmericanCrimeStory franchise. Click the link in our bio for more details. 📷: Alexei Hay for EW
Darren Criss is slated to play Andrew Cunanan, the man who murdered Versace in 1997, while Edgar Ramirez will play Gianni and Actor/singer Ricky Martin will play Gianni’s partner Antonio D’Amico.
After Gianni’s death, Donatella took over the Versace brand.
The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story is expected to premiere in 2018.