Penélope Cruz IS Donatella Versace In Ryan Murphy's American Crime Story

She'll take on the role of Donatella Versace in FX's Ryan Murphy anthology

What do you think of FX's decision to cast Penélope Cruz as Donatella Versace in the third season of its hit series?

Penelope Cruz has joined the cast of FX's "Versace: American Crime Story", TheWrap has learned. Edgar Ramirez (Hands of Stone, The Girl on the Train) will play the martyred Gianni, with Darren Criss (Glee, American Horror Story) set to play his disturbed assailant Andrew Cunanan.

This will be the first regular TV gig for Cruz, who became the first Spanish actress to earn a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and an Academy Award nomination for Best Actress (for 2006's Volver).

There were rumors for one time that Lady Gaga was going to play Donatella in the series, just because of a physical similarity and then also her own fondness for the brand; however, this was later denied by executive producer Ryan Murphy. Since marrying fellow Oscar-winning Spaniard Javier Bardem in 2010, Cruz has been flying under the radar, appearing past year in the ill-fated Zoolander 2.

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It will not air until after series two, which will focus on Hurricane Katrina and is slated to debut in 2018. The season will be based on the 1999 book Vulgar Favors, byVanity Fair writer Maureen Orth.

The first American Crime Story series, The People v. O.J. Simpson, was released in February 2016, and was met with rave reviews, receiving tons of accolades, including 10 Emmy wins. Cruz won a Best Supporting Actress Oscar in 2009 for her role in Vicky Cristina Barcelona, also notably appearing in last year's Zoolander 2, 2011's Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, 2001's Blow and a career breakthrough opposite Tom Cruise in 2001's Vanilla Sky.

Tom Rob Smith will serve as writer for numerous Versace episodes, as well as executive producer alongside Murphy, Nina Jacobson, Brad Simpson, and Brad Falchuk.

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