Penelope Cruz To Star As Donatella Versace In American Crime Story

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Latin hottie and Oscar award winner Penelope Cruz will be making her American television debut. She has officially been cast in a very glamorous role, one that is bound to be memorable. The Woman On Top actress will play the role of Donatella Versace for the upcoming American Crime Story Season 3.

American Crime Story is a seasonal series that documents the events of a very high-profile case that captured media and public attention. In Season 1, audiences got to re-live the events that took place in the O.J. Simpson murder trial with The People v O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story. Season 2 will dive deeper into the tragedy that was Hurricane Katrina that sparked political and social controversy.


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The show’s creator, Ryan Murphy is looking to go behind the scenes at some of the most captivating moments in American crime in recent history. His take on the O. J. Simpson trial spawned 22 Emmy nominations alone. The direction, cast and storyline was artistically created in the most respectable way to each real-life character.

American Crime Story Season 3 will feature the murder of Gianni Versace, the prolific Italian fashion designer who started his Versace brand in 1978. Then in 1997, he was shot dead outside his beachside home in Miami by serial killer, Andrew Cunanan. The motive for murder was never understood, since Cunanan committed suicide on a boat one week later. The future of Versace was at stake, which was taken over by Gianni’s sister, Donatella Versace, who built the brand into what it is today, making it a family business and one of the most sought-after brands in the world. Versace grew into a fashion house that plays designer to a number of stars including Elton John, the late Michael Jackson and also created iconic looks like Elizabeth Hurley’s black dress and the plunging green dress worn by Jennifer Lopez in 2000.

To see Penelope Cruz, a Latin star play a die-hard Italian woman will be something to look forward to. Season 3 of American Crime Story will premiere in 2018.