For the third season of American Crime Story’s anthology series, director Ryan Murphy will be adapting Vulgar Favors, the book that chronicles Gianni Versace’s shocking assassination in 1997. Making her television debut, Penelope Cruz has been cast to play Gianni’s sister – none other than fashion powerhouse Donatella Versace.
Versace: American Crime Story will examine Gianni’s murder, who was shot at his Miami Beach home. The series will also star Edgar Ramirez as Gianni Versace, and Darren Criss as Andrew Cunanan, Gianni’s murderer.
Murphy debuted the American Crime Story series last year with Emmy-award winning The People v. O.J. Simpson. The series will also be detailing Hurricane Katrina in its forthcoming second season and the Bill Clinton-Monica Lewinsky affair in season four.
Versace: American Crime Story and Katrina: American Crime Story are both set to air in 2018 on FX as 10-episode limited series.