An Academy Award-winning actress will play Donatella Versace in the third installment of FX’s “American Crime Story” anthology. FX announced today that Penelope Cruz will play the sister of murdered fashion designer Gianni Versace in “Versace: American Crime Story.”
Cruz won an Oscar in 2009 for “Vicky Cristina Barcelona” and was nominated two other times, for “Volver” in 2007 and “Nine” in 2010.
Production on “Versace” is due to begin in April, with the program to premiere in 2018. The series comes from Ryan Murphy, Nina Jacobson and Brad Simpson, and is produced by Fox 21 Television Studios and FX Productions.