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You’ll never guess who’s playing Donatella Versace in “American Crime Story”

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Ryan Murphy just revealed who’ll be playing fashion icon Donatella Versace in American Crime Story‘s third season.

The show, which premieres in 2018, centers around the murder of Gianni Versace (Edgar Ramirez) at the hands of Andrew Cunanan (Darren Criss).

Related: The 15 Most Ridiculous Moments From Lifetime’s House Of Versace

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Murphy has chosen Penelope Cruz (Vanilla Sky, Vicki Christina Barcelona) to take on the role of the fashion designer/vice president of The Versace Group.

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American Crime Story‘s second season will be set during Hurricane Katrina’s aftermath, and Murphy is entertaining the Clinton-Lewinsky brouhaha for season four.

h/t: NewNowNext

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  • crowebobby

    Screw Versace, who are the boys flanking her?

    • throwslikeagirl

      Those would be the boys hired to screw Versace.

  • Jack Meoff

    How the hell is Cruz ever supposed to look like that train wreck Donatella. They would have been better off casting John Travolta.

  • Rob91316

    I thought Kellyanne Conway would’ve been a good choice. I hear she’s going to be looking for a new job before much longer.

    • captainburrito

      That was my immediate thought as well. Tony Perkins would also be a great Norman Bates in Psycho…

  • ggreen

    Cathy Griffin looks more like Donatella than Penelope

  • Donston

    And hopefully once agian Murphy’s involvement ends with the casting and directing one episode. Looking forward to seeing Cruz who had a nice streak of solid performances mid last decade.

  • IanHunter

    I thought for sure that they would have cast an old leather Coach bag for the part.

  • pudman56

    Kelly Anne Conway’s agent must have MIA. She would have certainly been my #1 pick for at least looking like Donatella.

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