Penelope Cruz to Star in ‘Versace: American Crime Story’

Penelope Cruz

Penelope Cruz at the premiere of Paramount Pictures’ ‘Zoolander 2’ (Photo by Marion Curtis/Starpix)

Oscar winner Penélope Cruz will star in FX’s Versace: American Crime Story from executive producers Ryan Murphy, Nina Jacobson and Brad Simpson. Cruz is set to play murdered fashion designer Gianni Versace’s sister, Donatella Versace. Versace: American Crime Story will be the third installment in the limited series following The People v O.J. Simpson (season 1) and the upcoming Katrina: American Crime Story (season 2).

Filming on Versace: American Crime Story is set to begin this April and is expected to air in 2018.

Penelope Cruz won the Best Supporting Actress Academy Award for her performance in Vicky Cristina Barcelona. She also earned Oscar nominations for her work in Nine and Volver. Cruz’s filmography includes Zoolander 2, Blow, Vanilla Sky, Gothika, Hi-Lo Country, The Girl of Your Dreams, All the Pretty Horses, Woman on Top, Open Your Eyes, Live Flesh, and All About My Mother.

Cruz will next be seen in Escobar with Javier Bardem, Murder on the Orient Express with Johnny Depp and Daisy Ridley, and Love Child with Edgar Ramirez.

Rebecca Murray

Rebecca Murray

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