Film & TV

Penélope Cruz to Play Donatella in ‘Versace: American Crime Story’

Film & TV

Penélope Cruz to Play Donatella in ‘Versace: American Crime Story’

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Seems as though Penélope Cruz will be going blonde. Earlier today, the actress was confirmed to be playing Donatella Versace in the forthcoming third season of Ryan Murphy’s billionth show, American Crime Story. Cruz’s hair isn’t the only thing she’ll need to change – the role will require a change of accent (Spanish to Italian) not to mention a major change in skin color (olive to super tan).

Despite the fact that Cruz isn’t necessarily the most obvious choice aesthetically, she obviously has the acting chops. Given that this is his first major television role, it’s a pretty big deal. Cruz stars alongside Edgar Ramirez, who plays Donatella’s ill-fated brother, Gianni and Glee’s Darren Criss, who plays Gianni’s murderer, Andrew Cunanan.

Anyway, we’re into it.