Penelope Cruz is by all accounts a very talented actress, but does she have what it takes to subjugate her comely good looks to play human Muppet interesting looking fashion maven Donatella Versace? We’ll soon find out Academy Award-winner takes the plum role in the FX’s The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story. This will be the third installment of Ryan Murphy’s acclaimed anthology series (season one focused on the scandalous O.J. Simpson trial, while the second season will cover the President Bush’s role in the Hurricane Katrina disaster).
Season Three, however, will provide just as much gripping drama as the first two and will feature a star-studded cast. Donatella took over the iconic fashion house after her beloved brother Gianni Versace (Edgar Ramirez) was brutally murdered by serial killer Andrew Cunanan (Darren Criss). The series will also provide a rare acting role for pop star Ricky Martin as Gianni’s partner Antonio D’Amico. It’s a case that gripped the imagination of the world in 1997 and is sure to do it again when the series premieres in 2018.