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American Crime Story

Penélope Cruz Will Play Donatella Versace On American Crime Story

Sorry, Gaga.

What happened? As I have just been informed via press release: American Crime Story has cast Penélope Cruz as Donatella Versace in its third season, which will tell the story of Gianni Versace's murder.

Why has this happened? Though it was rumoured last year that the role would be played by Lady Gaga, who joined series creator Ryan Murphy's repertory company in Season 6 of American Horror Story, when you have a chance to cast an Oscar winner, you take it.

What do I do now? Since this season won't air until sometime in 2018, you've got lots of time to prepare by reading Vulgar Favors, Maureen Orth's book about the crime, on which the season will be based.


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