Without a doubt, one of the most anticipated TV events of 2018 is The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story. The FX miniseries not only comes from the Emmy Award-winning team from The People v. O.J. Simpson, including executive producer Ryan Murphy (American Horror Story), but also features an all-star cast, including Darren Criss as Andrew Cunanan, Edgar Ramirez as Gianni Versace, Ricky Martin as Gianni’s longtime partner Antonio D’Amico and Academy Award winner Penélope Cruz as Donatella Versace.
Entertainment Weekly now has your exclusive first official image of Cruz as Donatella, who took control of her brother’s fashion house after Gianni’s murder by Cunanan in 1997. Dressed in a hot pink gown in the image above, Cruz’s Donatella is flanked by two muscular men near the pool at Villa Casa Casuarina, the Miami Beach mansion where Gianni lived and was killed. Part of the project was filmed at the villa, which today features a restaurant and suites.
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The American Crime Story team is also currently in pre-production on another installment, Katrina, which will follow the titular hurricane and its aftermath in New Orleans. That miniseries will star Annette Bening as Kathleen Blanco, the governor of Louisiana during and after Katrina; Matthew Broderick as Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Director Michael D. Brown, and Dennis Quaid as President George W. Bush.
The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story premieres on FX in 2018.